• Congress Voting Independence

    Independence

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Teens

Logo showing the words Project Write.



Inspire Me! The Power of Words and Images

From July 14 - July 25, twenty teens will explore the power of language and images where some of the most enduring documents in American history were drafted. Project Write students will visit the past each day, discovering park sites and stories still relevant to the lives of American teens today. We'll end our journey each day in the present - blogging, tweeting and using digital images and video to inspire future generations. Please join us on this journey!

 

The Project Write Blog

Read blog entries written by Project Write students. Share your thoughts on the meaning of liberty, equality, community and power with our students as they try to answer the question, "What does independence mean?".

Looking for the Project Write 2013 blog? We are proud of what our students accomplished in their writings. Read it, and you'll be proud of them, too.

 

Follow Us

Follow Project Write students on Twitter @ProjectWriteNPS and #ProjectWrite

 
 
 
Female student wearing a tricorner hat stands at podium while male park ranger in uniform stands to her left, extending a microphone towards her.

Independence Hall is the backdrop for this Project Write event.  See all the photos on our Flickr site.

NPS photo

See Project Write photos
We upload photos daily to our Flickr site. There are some great photos of Project Write teens experimenting with different communication tools, turning portraits into poetry, crafting an argument with Thomas Jefferson, and reading their own works in front of Independence Hall. And, that's just in the first week!

Did You Know?

Drawing of Independence Hall

Invited by Congress in 1824, Marquis de Lafayette toured the United States, greeted by crowds and parades. "The Hall of Independence" was fitted up "in the most splendid manner." The event inspired the phrase “Hall of Independence,” thought to be the precursor of today’s Independence Hall.