• 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 15 - July 26, 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 freedom look like?".

 

Follow Us

Follow Project Write students on Twitter @ProjectWriteNPS

 
A teacher and three teens read the Declaration of Independence.

Project Write leads the crowd in a reading of the Declaration of Independence

Photo by Thom Carroll

"Flash Mob" Style Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Project Write teens surprised visitors on Independence Square with a "flash mob" style reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 18. The teens led the crowd by reading phrases in the Declaration and then invited visitors to echo those phrases. Check out our photos on Facebook. Don't miss the video from the "flash mob" reading on the Project Write YouTube page.

 
 

Did You Know?

Drawing of Independence Hall

Both George Washington and Independence Hall were born in 1732 and both were important in the creation of the United States. Washington was Commander in Chief during the Revolutionary War and our first President. Inside Independence Hall the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed.