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The Fourth of July: A Day to Remember

As the nation prepares to celebrate another July 4th, Education World has searched the web for sites that will help teachers plan some fascinating — and memorable — lessons around the day and documents that shaped our country. Let the Fireworks Begin! First, get in the mood at Happy Birthday America (Independence Day on the...


Fourth of July Activities and Lesson Plans

The Fourth of July seasonal pages will provide you with resources to celebrate Independence Day for the United States of America. Ideas within this section include: art projects, musical activities, lesson plans, and more. Your creativity can help other teachers. Submit your Independence Day activity today. Don’t forget to include additional resources-documents, web sites, or...


Black Girl Magic: 33 Picture Books Featuring Black Female Protagonists

There are so many wonderful picture books that feature strong, Black females as the main protagonist. Little girls can read about heroines from the past and present who have emerged as role models for all children. They can explore nonfiction books about famous female inventors who have contributed to society. Or they can enjoy stories about everyday...


Raising Little Citizens: Civics for K-5 Kids

My elementary school-aged daughters remind me every chance they get when I’m breaking a house rule or if I’m handing out a punishment that’s “unfair.” They spend a lot of time thinking about right and wrong and have a strong understanding that in our home (and at school) the rules are in place to keep...


A Lesson Plan for Independence Day, the Fourth of July What Fundamental Ideas about Government Do Americans Share?

Introduction “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” —Thomas Jefferson “No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but…by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.” —George Mason Independence Day, commonly referred to as the Fourth of July,...


We the Civics Kids

Civics in Literature The National Constitution Center is pleased to introduce our new Civics in Literature initiative, a brand new program designed to enhance and build upon current civic education curriculum through children’s literature and other famous historical texts. Help your students build their basic civic knowledge and understand their role as active citizens. Each...

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