Declaration of Independence Writing Project in ALL Classes due Sept. 4, 2014
Declaration of Independence Writing Project
Due Next Thursday, Sept.4
Based on the selection you pick you can earn an A, B or C (depending on difficulty).
Please write in PEN or TYPE, no pencil.
‘A” Grade Project Prompt:
You are King George III’s chief Solicitor (Lawyer). Your basic job is to brief the King of England about things going on in the British Empire. You have just received a copy of the Declaration of Independence (dated July 4, 1776) – you received it in October of 1776. Your job is to write a Complete Brief to the king about what (exactly) the document entails. Include at least 12 to 15 of the grievances. Remember your audience, the King, is the most powerful man in the world, with a temper. But he is honest, and wants an honest rendering of the document. Brief should be 2 ½ to 3 pages in length
“B” Grade Project Prompt:
You are a colonist who just read one of the first copies of the Declaration of Independence because it is spreading around the colonies in the fall of 1776. You are going to write a 2 page letter to your cousin who lives back in London, England. The letter will explain all three parts with at least 10 different grievances stated in the letter.
“C” Grade Project:
In your own words explain the three parts to the Declaration of Independence. What is the purpose of the Preamble; what are some of the complaints (at least 5); and what is stated in the conclusion paragraph.
Late writing Projects are HALF. No project accepted (for any points) after Sept. 12
Point value A=150 B=125 C=110