Declaration of Indpendence
Students are currently learning about the Declaration of Indpendence and its impact today. Groups matched excerpts of the document with examples written in modern language and compared the two. They also selected which excerpts illustrated four key principles of the Declaration (and of our government today): all people are created equal, all people have basic rights that cannot be taken away, the government gets its power to make decisions and to protect rights from the people and when the government does not protect the rights of the people the people have the right to change or remove the government.
The ideals of the Declaration of Indpendence are truly keystones of Government in the United States.