Each tribe member will be responsible for answer one or two of the questions
on the attached sheet.
Answers to the questions must be included on your poster/project in essay
Poster/Project must include key information about the Declaration of
Independence and the three main parts.
Poster/Project must have illustrations/photographs/graphics.
Poster/Project must be neat, colorful, informative, and entertaining.
Comprehension/Discussion/Research Questions —
1. Research: Why do you think the Declaration was issued on July 4, 1776?
2. Why do you think it was important to begin this document by stating, "The
of the Thirteen United States of America"?
3. What does the term "created equal" mean? Does it mean that all people
everywhere and at all
times have the same abilities and talents?
4. What are the certain unalienable rights the Creator gave to mankind? May a
government legally usurp those rights?
5. The Declaration gives numbers examples of how the king of England broke
the covenant or contract
he had made with the colonists. Site at least three.
6. How did quartering British troops impact the colonists? How would you have
responded to such a
situation? If property rights are not secure, can civil rights be safe?
7. Why do you think all of the representatives of the colonies signed this
Declaration? What were
they risking signing it? Would you have had the courage to sign this
Extra Credit: Research 2-3 signers of the Declaration to discover how signing
this document impacted their