Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day - 4th of July - 2009

In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: The American Flag
Objectives: Students will be able to name the number of stars, red stripes, white stripes, and name what each represents.
Grade Level: K-2
Subject: Social Studies / Arts
Materials: Construction paper, glue, real American flag, index cards
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: HotChalk (Author: Rebecca Croft)

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