ERIC Number: ED364452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
"Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor." The Declaration of Independence.
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Public Programs.
This publication is intended for teachers bringing a class to visit the National Archives in Washington, D.C., for a workshop on primary documents. The National Archives serves as the repository for all federal records of enduring value. Primary sources are vital teaching tools because they actively engage the student's imagination so that he or she may visualize past events and make sense of their reality and meaning. This publication concerns a workshop on the Declaration of Independence. In addition to the historical information on the Declaration, background on two documents involved in the workshop--the painting, "The Presentation of the Declaration," by Barry Faulkner, and the Dunlap Broadside (the first printed copy of the Declaration of Independence)--is included. Photographs of these two documents as well as two exercises for students also are provided. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Public Programs.