This spring a small but significant political battle played out in the Louisiana Statehouse. Lawmakers shelved a Louisiana house bill requiring that fourth through sixth graders in public schools begin their day by reciting two-thirds of the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence. The debate reveals both how poorly equipped we are as a nation to understand even our founding document and what a hard time we’re having reinventing civic education for a new millennium.Read more about Civic Education and the Declaration of Independence
The mission of the Declaration Resources Project is to create innovative and informative resources about the Declaration of Independence. Our goal is to encourage and equip individuals to engage with the text and context of the Declaration in new ways.