Teaching the History of the Declaration of Independence

Camp Constitution has some excellent resources for teaching the history of the Declaration of Independence.  The first one we recommend is The Family Heritage Series The Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution.  This is a collection of a weekly newsletter originally published in the early 1970s, written by our friend Mrs. Sally Humphries, and designed to be used at the dining room table.   The first four chapters:

The Birth of Independence
The Declaration of Independence
They Signed For Us
Revolutionaries

We have it available as a free PDF download:  http://campconstitution.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Family-Heritage-Lessons.pdf

 

And, an excellent presentation on the history of the Declaration of Independence by Camp Constitution instructor, historian and reenactor Richard Howell: