A guided close reading analyzes the Declaration of Independence as a persuasive argument. Extension activities examine documents that influenced the Declaration, and also two that were directly influenced by it: Frederick Douglass’s 1852 "Fourth of July" speech and the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention’s "Declaration of Sentiments." Students complete a persuasive writing task.
This title is part of the series: QUILL CLOSE READING SERIES
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation