This is a NO-PREP activity. All the research has been done for you. .
This lesson is broken down into three different parts which are:
I. History of our Independence
II. Name that Picture
I. History of Our Independence includes:
What happened on the Fourth of July and why we celebrate?
Did this make us a free nation? No, but it was the first step.
In order to be truly free from England, what needed to happen?
Independence Timeline-from 1680 to 1776 tension between the colonies and England grew, largely due to the diverging cultures.
How were the American Colonies Different from England?
Absence of aristocracy
widespread ownership of property
absence of poverty
lack of urban development
little subordination to authority
presence of slavery
then is shows you two short videos on bet you didn't know independence day.
II Name that-shows pictures of:
Very first White House
Thomas Paine and other important people that were instrumental in helping America become free from England.
Can you name the 13 original colonies?
Which three President died on the Fourth of July?
What other Presidents were near misses?
How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th?
When was the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence?
On what date did most of the signers actually signed the doc?
Who was oldest signatory?
Who was the youngest? Edward Rutledge. 26 years old. He owned 50 slaves. Later became governor of South Carolina.
Which state had the most delegates sign? Pennsylvania. There were 9.
Who was the last signatory of the Declaration of Independence?
When did Abraham Lincoln give his 1863, July Fourth address?
What other countries celebrate the 4th of July? Denmark, Norway, Sweden and England.
Each of these questions gives the answer. I gave you a few of the answers as an example as to what the answers look like.