American Independence Day is just around the corner! Here are some 4th of July resources to share and enjoy: Surfnetkids: Independence Day Resources.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
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.
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?
Library of Congress: Declaration of 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.
Mr. Nussbaum: Revolutionary War: Causes
Mr. Nussbaum brings us a collection of articles about the Revolutionary War and its causes, perfect for all elementary-age students. From The Age of Enlightenment to Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, there is lots to see here. Additionally Revolutionary War topics can be found by clicking on History in the horizontal navigation bar, and scrolling down the alphabetic index to “Revolutionary War”.
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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
Revolutionary War Printable
Declaration of Independence Printable
Independence Day Quotes Printable
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Quote of the Week
“If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness.” ~~ Carl Rogers ~~ (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) American psychologist. There are more quotes about freedom at Lightafire.com.
Surfing the Calendar
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Dairy Month June
National Rivers Month June
National Fireworks Safety Month June
Great Outdoors Month June
Zoos: Zoo and Aquarium Month June
Aquariums: Zoo and Aquarium Month June
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month June
National Camera Day Jun 29, 2021
First Giraffe in France Arrived in Paris Jun 30, 1827
Meteor Watch Day Jun 30, 2021
National Ice Cream Month July
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, 2021
Canada Day Jul 1, 2021
Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance Jul 2, 1937
American Revolution Jul 4, 1776
Thirteen Colonies Declare Independence from Britain Jul 4, 1776
Declaration of Independence Jul 4, 1776
Louisiana Purchase Announced Jul 4, 1803