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Fireworks! Parades! Picnics!

The Fourth of July is celebrated as a day of fun and family gatherings. But wait—what are we celebrating? Summertime? The Fourth of July? We are actually celebrating Independence Day—the day set aside to remember of our forefathers decision to claim independence from Britain’s King George!Independence Day ABcom 2

Independence Day leads your children to investigate the history of Independence Day, learning about John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and other patriotic heroes. Each day your child will explore and investigate, creating and adding more learning components to his Independence Day lapbook—building a wonderful reminder of all that he is learning to be enjoyed for years to come.

Day 1: What Is Independence Day?
Day 2: The History of Independence Day
Day 3: Basics of the Revolutionary War
Day 4: Celebrate Independence Day
Day 5: Goodies and Gadgets for Independence Day

Independence Day will help your family commemorate this crucial step toward independence that happened hundreds of years ago.

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Here’s what parents are saying about Independence Day:

“We are so excited about the Independence Day Download N Go. July 4th is one of our families’ favorite holidays so I jumped at the chance to do this review.
We love American History and this unit is filled with fun and interesting projects, videos, and even some yummy recipes. Throughout the week, you and your children will learn about different patriots and what it means to be a patriot. You will study fireworks, our flag, enviable character traits, parades, and the Revolutionary War. Independence Day is packed with history, geography, music, art and so much more! What a fun way to celebrate our country’s birthday and chase away that summer boredom!
Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue and Amanda Bennett’s Independence Day Download N Go!”
Lisa in Utah

“What do picnics, parades and fireworks bring to mind? If you said Independence Day, then you are correct. But,there is so much more to this holiday. In this unit study, your children will explore why the United States celebrates Independence Day through historical facts and information. Your children will also learn why we celebrate with such holiday traditions as parades and fireworks.
Independence Day is a fun, yet educational way to teach your children the rich history of the United States. Learn about the Revolutionary War and get to know some great patriots like John Hancock and James Madison. All of this and more is waiting for you in this exciting, new unit study.
As always, Amanda Bennett pours her heart and soul into this unit study. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.”
Lori in MI

“Independence Day! Parades, picnics and fireworks! All of these go with celebrating Independence Day. Why do we really have this celebration?
With the new Independence Day Download N Go from Amanda Bennett you will learn why we hold these celebrations each year on July 4th! It is not just a time for fun but to remember the sacrifices that our forefathers endured so that we could live in a country that is free!
This unit is filled with information, videos and Internet links about the Revolutionary War, the signing of the Declaration of Independence and who signed it! Do you know when Independence Day became a national holiday? It is in this unit!You will learn about the patriots that were a huge part of our Independence from England. Men like Patrick Henry and James Madison. Each day of this unit you will learn about a different patriot and what they did to help gain our country’s independence!
Science is not left out of this unit either! Most kids love fireworks. How about learning the science behind fireworks, what they are made of, how they are made and used and the safety of fireworks!
Other things you will find in this unit are geography, copywork, vocabulary, musical instruments, and music! There is also a large book list of books to go along with this unit as well as notebook pages and lapbooking components.
In addition to what I have already mentioned at the end of each day you will find a list of just for fun ideas! There are crafts, Internet links and ideas to add more fun to this already jam-packed unit! I especially like the list of family ideas at the end of the unit. It gives you even more ideas to do as a family!. . . With the Independence Day Download N Go you will come away with a deeper understanding of what our forefathers sacrificed so that we have the freedoms we enjoy today.”
Michele in NJ

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