Just a few days post-911, I was wandering around Boston alone, looking for peace, when I stumbled upon an impromptu performance by Lee Greenwood near the State House. Two songs in, he began to play 'God Bless the USA,' and an amazing thing happened. All of these strangers began to sing together. For four minutes, we were not passers-by on the city streets, bitter and torn from the recent tragedy - everyone joined as one. It was pretty amazing...
It's a few days pre-Independence Day, but here are some ideas to celebrate America's birthday with your family this 4th of July. (Trivia : The Declaration of Independence was completed and signed on July 2nd, but they didn't get around to a public reading until July 4th.**)
- Make a flag cake or a flag pizza to sevre at your local cookout.
- Let the kids decorate with Patriotic Pinwheels, Windsocks, and Strings of Stars. They can also create their own fireworks, safely.
Fourth of July unit study :
- Thirteen Colonies unit (free)
- Declaration of Independence study (free)
- Writing the Constitution lapbook (free)
- United States lapbook (free)
- US Government "test" (free)
- July 4th word search (free)
- America's flags (free)
- Uncle Sam & Old Glory : Symbols of America
- Liberty's Kids - The Complete Series
- Take a virtual field trip to Washington DC on the Fourth of July (free - and with many other resources!)