Reflection: Analyzing "The Declaration of Independence," Day One of Three - Section 2: Do Now: Human Rights Quick Write


This warm up was meant to help us get a thematic start to the day, but if you're looking for a more CCSS centered warm up, you could always add some research to the mix. Have students read the UN's list of human rights and research a country where human rights are currently under hot debate. This research could lead to a discussion with deep impact on students' global perspectives. Perhaps their discussion could even lead to action; what can high school students in America do to help others as they fight for basic human rights?

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Analyzing "The Declaration of Independence," Day One of Three

Unit 5: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
Lesson 10 of 18

Objective: Students will be able to determine central ideas by analyzing "The Declaration of Independence" as a whole class.

Big Idea: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness--analyzing "The Declaration of Independence."

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English / Language Arts, main idea, analysis, summary
  45 minutes
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