Monday, June 29, 2015

Is Independence Day More than Just Fireworks?

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Activities for the 4th of July


Is Independence Day more than just fireworks? read what these educators have to say about it.


Freedom in the Classroom
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Teaching kids about freedom and keeping it simple.

By Marypat Mahoney of Just Add Students

Giving students choice on what they write about and the mode in which it’s written puts the power back into students’ hands. Not only that, but in the real world — our students will be writing letters of complaint, business proposals, notes of condolence, emails to explain or convince, blog posts to explain opinions… the list goes on. So, how do we do that?


Stars & Stripes

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

When I think about July 4th, I think about our American Flag and what it represents. I asked my class what this day means to them. A young boy stated, “It’s when you get to see fireworks. This is one of the responses I expected, so I asked why do we have fireworks? He just shrugged his shoulders. Another student responded and said, “To celebrate our Independence from England.” Great answer I told him.


Celebrating the 4th With Kids?

By Mary Carr of Carberry Creations

Celebrating the 4th with kids and want to keep them busy? Learn how to have kids make a little notebook craft for 4th of July! Happy Independence Day from Carrberry Creations!

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