The Impossibility of Perfection: Franklin's Speckled Axe & Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

Unit 3: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
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Objective: SWBAT analyze how Jefferson unfolds his arguments and establishes claims against England and for independence by examining the structure of argument in "The Declaration of Independence."

Big Idea: "We hold these truths to be self-evident," students will need to explain and justify their own arguments. The Declaration of Independence models crafting strong arguments, persuasive appeals, and rhetorical devices for students.

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