Independence Day July 4 Lessons and Activities
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There's more to July 4 than fireworks, barbeques and cold drinks! Aside from being a day of reflection on the journey of America, the United States commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 where the 13 American colonies announced their break from the British Empire and their intention to form a new nation.
Take this opportunity to share not only the history of the holiday and why we celebrate, but find cool activities, experiments and lessons to share with preK-12 students like:
- Patriotic Mentos Geyser
- Bernardo de Galvez, A Hispanic Hero of the Revolutionary War
- “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”
Digging Deeper: Fourth of July
Richard Stockton, a lawyer from New Jersey, became the only signer of the Declaration of Independence to recant his support of the revolution after being captured by the British in November 1776 and thrown in jail. After years of abusive treatment, and his recanting of loyalties, Stockton was released to find all of his property destroyed or stolen by the British.
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