This was a very, very dramatic and and noble
and brave act on his part. And on the part of all of the other people who signed this.
But we, of course, historically we know Ben, Ben Franklin. We know that John Hancock, I’m
sorry I don’t have the original here for you. But what I want to say, is that the treasure,
the treasure on this side is really great. You know, what you can do. You can trace over
the signature of a famous person. And if you do it mindfully enough. And you open your
mind to the idea. And you do it carefully enough. You’re going to get inside that person’s
heart, mind. And that can be a marvelous experience. And you cannot get this from reading a book
about this person. So here’s what I propose. O.k.? Maybe this can happen in school and
maybe it can’t happen because of the schools. But it could certainly happen with the home
schoolers. A project, alright. You actually stage, the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
See, if you can get a hold of a facsimile of the Declaration. Choose who’s going to
sign what. Find out a little bit about each of the people who signed it. Review the document
and then see what you can do about actually enacting the document. And then talk about
it afterwards. And figure out what you learned about Thomas Jefferson and John Morton. And
all of these other people. And if you’re really interested in calligraphy. Go ahead and play
Timothy Matlack and somebody, see how much of that you can actually trace over. In terms
of the calligraphy of the piece. So, that’s a treasure.