Friday, July 4, 2014

What does July 4th Mean?

Kinsey: July 4th is where you celebrate America's birthday. In 1776 he... (at this point it dawned on me that Kinsey thought America was a person. AND a country...but a person. It totally makes sense because we are celebrating a birthday but I never thought to ask her! Glad we cleared that up!

Braden: July 4th is the day that America declared it's independence from the British. On that day they drove the British out of America. The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776. Many American's celebrated their independence that day.

Ephram: July 4th is like celebrating America's birthday.

Cailey: July 4th started being celebrated when America became a free country. Before they were free, England owned them and that's why there was the revolutionary war. On July 4th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed by George Washington and other historical people.

This was a GREAT exercise because even though we've gone over this period of History many times, clearly we needed to review some things. The beauty of homeschooling on Independence Day is being able to clarify any confusion they may have.

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