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.
CCSS RH 7.2- Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinion. CCSS WHST 7.2a-f Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical process. Stone facsimile of the Declaration, created 1823. (GLC00154.02)