This depiction of the Declaration of Independence is a painting by John Trumbull. It shows the five-man drafting committee presenting their work to the Congress. The painting hangs in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.
A fun way to engage your students in one of our founding documents. Includes: Standards associated with assignments, opening strategy, Declaration of Independence with guiding questions and place for annotation and notes, a wiki-writing assignment that requires students to work in groups to answer thought-provoking questions, and a closing/summarizing activity that requires students to determine the most important things they need to know about the Declaration.