In celebration of July 4, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the Declaration of Independence, including why it took so long to achieve independence, the utility of the document itself, and strategies for teaching the Declaration.
This episode also marks the completion of the first year of “The JuntoCast.” The first ten episodes of “The JuntoCast” have been downloaded over 10,000 times and we would like to thank all our listeners for their continued support. “The JuntoCast” is not sponsored in any way, so it is the knowledge that our listeners are enjoying and finding some use in “The JuntoCast” that makes the time, effort, and expense expended in its creation and production worthwhile.
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