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Preview of 2.02A & B
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Declaration of Independence Vocabulary Aspirations Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776 Why did Thomas Jefferson write
the Declaration of Independence? What does it mean to
want independence? Assignment 2.02A Assignment 2.02B The last line of the Declaration asserts:
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance
on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor." Discuss these questions with your family:
1. What does it mean to pledge your "lives, fortunes, and honor?"
2. For what causes would you be willing to make a significan sacrifice? What to do?
After discussing these questions with your family, go to the
Discussion Groups area of the course and post your responses. Be sure to respond to at least one other student's posting.
**Remember to copy/paste your original post and the name of the person you responded to into the assessments area for assignment 2.02A and submit for your teacher to grade.** Produce your own Declaration of Independence!
You may want independence from work, your parents, school, your brothers or sisters, or a bad habit; the list is endless. Find your despotic dictator and write your declaration against him, her, or it. When you have completed your declaration, score it according to the rubric for this assignment. Place your score at the end of your essay. For an "A" Paper Your document should be 200-300 words. It should model Jefferson's Declaration and contain a
preamble, list of grievances, and a conclusion. Use transitional phrases to enhance your organization, for example:
more important then too moreover in addition so on Use strong language, but appropriate for the classroom. Above all be persuasive! Despotic -dictatorial, tyrannical Tips: When you are looking at the Declaration of Independence
notice the format! The format includes:
Preamble: this explains the problem and establishes the fact
that you need to be liberated from it.
List of Grievances: lists the complaints you have. In list form,
why is it that you want to be free from this tyrant/problem.
Conclusion: a solution to the problem. What is it that they will do to free
themselves from the tyrant/problem. Need help understanding the Declaration of Independence? Try: http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/declaration/section1.html Who is Thomas Jefferson? Read his brief biography here:
http://monticello.org/jefferson/biography.html Read the Declaration of Independence here:
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/declare.asp Student Example of 2.02B Preamble List of Grievances Conclusion For more transitional words/phrases go here:
http://www.virtualsalt.com/transits.htm Need more help writing persuasively?
Check out: owl.english.purdue.edu/media/ppt/20071017014427_696.ppt -a strong desire for high achievement