Pepper brings you a very brief history of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. patriotic symbols to provide an understanding of why Independence Day is celebrated and the origin of the symbols used in celebrations. Pepper succinctly covers the Declaration of Independence and its approval in 1776, the first national flag of the U.S. in 1777, the Constitution in 1789 and the Bill of Rights, Uncle Sam in 1812, the National Anthem in 1814, and Lincoln's comments on the Declaration of Independence in 1858. This package is most suitable for those in grades pre-K to 5 (or ages 3 to 10) but can be entertaining for older students, and students unfamiliar with the reasons for American traditions, as a synopsis. The documents are in PDF, PowerPoint and Word so you can edit them.
The interactive PowerPoint presentation provides all the basic information to allow for a quick overview for any age, yet it also provides the opportunity for detailed discussion with older students, based on the booklets or newspaper. The eight-page booklets (made out of one sheet of paper) are for ages 6 to 10, and come in color and in black and white for students to color. The newspaper is for ages 8 and up. For ages 3 and up there are full page pictures to color. Finally, there are quizzes, paper sparklers to make, rosettes, a flag to color, and copies of the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution and and the Bill of Rights and later amendments to read. Please click on the preview for more details.
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