[Surfnetkids: 27 Jun 2012] Independence Day

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#1. June 27, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

With July just days away, I wanted to share some online resources with you. July 1st is International Joke Day. Why not celebrate by submitting a joke to Jokes By Kids? And for the 4th of July, check out Independence Day Fun, a collection of games, quizzes, and printable activity sheets.

For more summer resources, here’s a July checklist from SeasonalFun.net.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Independence Day

by Barbara J. Feldman

Independence Day Printable (** for premium members only)

Happy Birthday America! Today’s holiday assortment includes a look at our early American history, with a special focus on the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution, along with a Fourth of July craft and activity page especially for the little ones.

Archiving Early America: America’s Freedom Documents
In July of 1776, bells rang out over Philadelphia signaling the approval of Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress. Two hundred and twenty-five years later you can view the original document on your computer. Also available is the Constitution (original copy and complete text) and the Bill of Rights (complete text only). More fantastic clicks are the six mini-movies on topics that include The Real Face of George Washington and Paul Revere, Messenger of the Revolution. Look for the Video section in the left-hand column.

Library of Congress: Declaring Independence
In June of 1776, in anticipation of a vote for independence, the Continental Congress appointed a committee to compose a document declaring the colonies’ independence from Britain. That committee then delegated the task to Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence in Congressionally-imposed secrecy. This first draft can be viewed online at this Library of Congress exhibit. Also on display are fragments of a “Dunlap Broadside,” one of twenty-four surviving copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, done by John Dunlap in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.

DLTK’s Fourth of July
For our youngest readers, DLTK offers printable coloring pages and craft ideas. The selection of coloring pages is extensive, and includes some goodies that will work for other American holidays as well, such as flags and presidents Washington and Lincoln. One hidden treasure I am often asked for is the black-and-white (ready-to-be-colored) printable U.S. map. The crafts are also excellent, and use easy-to-find materials such as toilet paper rolls and CD-ROMs. Surely you’ve been wondering what to do with all those CDs you don’t need, but can’t bring yourself to throw out?

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Independence Day Printable

Independence Day Wikipedia Printable

Declaration of Independence Printable
American Revolution Printable
American Flag Printable

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#4. Related Games

American Revolution Quiz

Flag Coloring Pages

American Flag Scrambler

IndependenceDayFun Games

#5. Surfing the Calendar

Wimbledon 2012
Jun 25-Jul 8, 2012

Mildred J. Hill Composes “Happy Birthday to You” Melody
Jun 27, 1829

Helen Keller’s Birthday
Jun 27, 1880

First Giraffe in France Arrived in Paris
Jun 30, 1827

Tour de France
Jun 30 – Jul 22, 2012

National Ice Cream Month

First U.S. Postage Stamp Issued
Jul 1, 1847

Battle of Gettysburg
Jul 1, 1863

First U.S. Zoo Opened in Philadelphia
Jul 1, 1874

Diana, Princess of Wales’ Birthday
Jul 1, 1961

International Joke Day
Jul 1, 2012

Canada Day
Jul 1, 2012

Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance
Jul 2, 1937

#6. Quote of the Week

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” ~~ John Adams ~~ (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) second president of the United States. Click here for more freedom quotes.

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