Homework: Begin Memorizing Your Portion of the Declaration of Independence

We are examining the period of United States history in which the Declaration of Independence was drafted. To celebrate this remarkable moment in human history you are going to memorize a portion of it! Yeah!

Today, you should have copied your portion of the Declaration of Independence – either the Preamble or the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Natural Rights (“We hold these truths to be self-evident…the consent of the governed.”).

Read over what you have copied down and practice speaking your portion of the Declaration out loud. Pretend you are giving a performance. Use your imagination. This will help you remember and also understand what the words mean. This will be a quiz – accuracy will count! So get it memorized and ready by Thursday, 2/11.