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Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Signers of the Declaration of Independence
an Internet Sampler on signers_declar_indep

created by Mrs. Boak

Introduction | Internet Activities | Conclusion | HyperText Dictionary



Introduction

The purpose of this Web page is to give you a sampling of the history of the people who signed the Declararation of Independence. Each of the activities asks you to learn a little bit more about the document, the colonies, and -- most importantly -- the people who signed the Declaration! Really try to find things that you did not know. Good luck and have fun!

The following links come from all over the World Wide Web and represent a variety of viewpoints. You may complete the following Internet activities alone or by working in a group. You may complete all or only some of the activities depending on your goals.


Internet Activities

The Declaration of Independence

Activity:
  1. Who drafted the Declaration of Independence and when?
  2. Where is the original Declaration exhibited?

13 Originals: Founding the American Colonies

Activity:
  1. What were the original 13 colonies?
  2. When were they founded?

Biographies of the Founding Fathers

Activity:
  1. Where did these biographical sketches come from?
  2. Pick out the names of 2-3 signers of the Declaration of Independence that you would like to learn more about and list their names here.

Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Activity:
  1. What did you learn about the signers of the Declaration that you did not know before? List several facts about each of the signers of the Declaration that you listed before.

...Sons of Liberty

Activity:
  1. Was more information about your signers here?
  2. If so, did you learn anything new?

Conclusion

While exploring this sampler about the people who signed the Declaration of Independence, we hope you've had fun and learned. If you did not, please go back and explore some other links. Be prepared to discuss the stories of the people behind the Declaration of Independence.



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Last revised Sat Apr 29 11:00:54 US/Pacific 2000
Last updated  2008/09/28 01:00:28 PDTHits  197