The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has released a new unit plan, “Drafting the Nation,” which features the handwritten drafts of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution that are in its collection. The unit contains four lessons that allow students to explore the language and ideas behind these key documents. Starting with the Declaration of Independence, students will discover how language and words can represent larger ideas while trying to figure out how Jefferson wanted this masterpiece to be heard aloud. Go here to find the lessons.