Presentation on theme: "Complaints! Complaints! Complaints! You have a voice! Let it be heard! Discuss in your groups your complaints about how the kids your age are treated at."— Presentation transcript:
Complaints! Complaints! Complaints! You have a voice! Let it be heard! Discuss in your groups your complaints about how the kids your age are treated at school. Who makes the rules that you don’t like. Who decides if they are fair or not? How can you get the rules changed? What does it mean to be independent from those rules? How does a group of people declare that they will no longer follow the rules?
Your Declaration of Independence You are going to compose a document based on your complaints to be sent to the appointed authority. Preamble To whom would you send your complaints? Why? What reason would you give for your decision to write out your complaints?
Statement of beliefs, or the thinking behind the complaints What makes you think your complaints are worthwhile? Why should things be changed? Can you summarize the thinking behind your desire for change in a single sentence?
List of complaints Is there anything in particular the reader should notice about your complaints? Is there anything you need to keep in mind to make sure your audience understands and appreciates your complaints? What kinds of event inspired your complaints?
Prior attempts to redress grievances Have you already tried to make any changes in the treatment of young people? In what way?
Declaration of Independence!!! Is it possible to say in a single sentence what it is you really want to happen? It would take time to change the system to accommodate all of your complaints. What should happen right away?
The signatures Who would be willing to sign his/her name to this list of complaints, even if it were going to be seen and read by many people?
The parts of the Declaration of Independence 1.Preamble: The reasons for writing down the Declaration 2.Statements of beliefs: specifying what the undersigned believed 3.List of complaints: the offenses that impelled the declaration 4.Statement of prior attempts to redress grievances: the ways they tries to address the complaints with the Crown 5.Declaration of Independence: the statement that declares independence 6.Signatures: The signers of the Declaration of Independence