This September, right from the get-go, around Constitution Day (which falls on a Sunday this year), I shall share a unit on the Declaration of Independence, sparked by this exchange. And it’s here, too.
And from this thread, I learned so much.
Mother Jones — of the United Mine Workers — was once arrested for reading the Declaration of Independence. https://t.co/QNxcj1wAou
— Charles Miles (@CSheehanMiles) July 5, 2017
So folks didn’t know that NPR’s annual reading of the Declaration of Indepence was just that: a reminder of what our nation is founded upon, what were the reasons for the Revolutionary War, and throwing over a tyrannous ruler.
Here is the first draft of potential discussions, lessons, etc.