Lesson Eight: America Declares Independence

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In this two-day lesson, students read and interpret the Declaration of Independence as well as excerpts from some of the philosophical writings that influenced it. Students discuss the Declaration of Independence using a Socratic Seminar format.

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Declaration of Independence:


8.1 Seminar Preparation Readings:
8.2 Declaration of Independence:
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