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Copy these questions onto your Bellwork :. Name 2 of the men on the committee that wrote the Declaration of Independence. What was the name of that committee? What day did they sign the Declaration? What 3 rights do we have according to the song?. Objective.

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copy these questions onto your bellwork
Copy these questions onto your Bellwork:
  • Name 2 of the men on the committee that wrote the Declaration of Independence.
  • What was the name of that committee?
  • What day did they sign the Declaration?
  • What 3 rights do we have according to the song?
objective
Objective
  • Analyze the Declaration of Independence for philosophical influences.
essential question
Essential Question
  • To what extent do 18th century philosophies impact you today?
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The Declaration of Independence

This portion of the document has been said to have three main sections of purpose. Place brackets around each section. What are the sections?

Underline words that are capitalized that are not proper nouns or are at the beginning of each sentence.

Circle words that have a strong tone or connotation. What do these words have in common?

Highlight the verbs in each sentence. What characterizes these verbs?

Repetition of “that”

Highlight the word “that” throughout the article. What is the purpose of this? What is the effect?

Three dashes have been placed in the document. Locate them. Why did the author strategically place them here?

Place a slash mark at the end of each sentence. What do you notice?

Highlight words that we do not commonly use. Underline words that hint at that words meaning.

in pairs
In pairs…
  • Continue to closely read the Declaration of Independence:
    • Highlight uncommon words/underline words that might help you understand what those words mean
    • Circle words that have strong connotation
    • At the end of the Declaration, pretend you are Thomas Jefferson and compose a Tweet or Facebook status that condenses the Declaration. Don’t forget to convey the emotion, the complaints, and ultimately what you are going to do.
bellwork
Bellwork
  • From last night’s homework…
  • Name 2 words that you highlighted as not using often. What do you think those words mean? (“I don’t know” is not acceptable.)
  • Name 2 words that you circled as having strong connotation.
  • Pretend you are Thomas Jefferson and compose a Tweet or Facebook status that condenses the Declaration. Don’t forget to convey the emotion, the complaints, and ultimately what you are going to do.
with a partner
With a partner…
  • Count the total number of sentences from the second paragraph. What do you notice about the sentences?
  • How times did you highlight “that”? What do you think the purpose of the word is in this paragraph?
  • Find 3 words from the second paragraph that you highlighted that we don’t use often. What do those words mean?
  • What is the overall tone of this paragraph? Justify your response with at least 3 pieces of evidence.
find evidence of the philosophers
Find evidence of the philosophers
  • Find at least 3 pieces of evidence of John Locke in the Declaration.
  • Find at least 1 piece for the Greeks, Romans, Montesquieu, and Rousseau.
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