Thursday, January 20, 2011

Persuasive Compositions and Constitutional Books

My oldest is currently working on a five paragraph persuasive composition.  He chose the topic Why Christians have the right to display religious symbols in public places.  He started coming up with reasons, which then lead him to looking closer at our founding documents and the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.  Who were these men, what shaped their belief that we all have unalienable rights and the right to religious freedom? 

We have many books on the founding documents in our home.  We also have copies of the founding documents!  Matthew pulled these off the shelf to help with his composition:

  • Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens by Michael P. Farris, ESQ. 
  • The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence by Dennis Brindell Fradin
  • The Declaration of Independence: The Story behind America's founding document and the men who created it.
I thought I'd mention these books here.  I love the 56 Signers book.  It gives a detailed account of the life of each of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence.  If you have never read about these men, you should pick up a copy. 

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