Like The First Thanksgiving, this assessment measures students’ ability to source a document. When historians interpret a document, they first look to find out who wrote it and when. This information provides important clues about whether the source provides reliable evidence about the past. This assessment gauges whether students understand an important aspect of sourcing: the time elapsed between when a document was produced and the event that it depicts.
Declaration of Independence
Declaration Signing Assessment in English
Declaration Signing Assessment in Spanish
Declaration Signing Rubric
Declaration of Independence: July 4th 1776 - Library of Congress