Happy Independence Day!

Teaching students about the historical components of Independence Day is part of the United States educational foundation (Spring, 2017).

independence day, July 4th


Although we are not in school on this day, I spend time during the school year to discuss the meaning of “Independence Day”.  I tie this topic into learning experiences in November during the elections and Thanksgiving holiday.  The kids have fun with this because I get quite energetic when teaching and usually pull some kids up to help with a live demonstration of the struggles the Americans had at this time in history.  I love bringing social studies to life!!

I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day celebration!

How do you teach this summer holiday to your students?

Share your ideas in the comments below!!

Reference: Spring, J. (2017). American Education.

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Annette Durbin

Annette has been an educator for more than 30 years working in the PK-6 elementary classroom, K-12 multi-language learner instructional specialist, district leadership, university professor, as well as a mentor for teachers nationwide. A National Board Certificated Teacher, Annette focuses her research on accelerating learning and advancing achievement, personalizing instruction, technology, and leadership in the education field.

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