I Declare

Sparkle With UC

Every once in a while a classroom topic really makes me think. Last week we skimmed the top of one of my favorite topics, the Declaration of Independence. As far as documents go this is, in my opinion, the basis of our government.

I’m not usually a political poster but this morning I was pondering a phrase out of the Declaration…

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the             Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.

Let me translate for you…if you don’t like what’s going on with our government, change it!

Now, even my 8th graders misconceived this when thinking in terms of colonial America but a little discussion sent them in the right direction.

The writers of the Declaration were talking about changing their political environment by replacing…

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