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Let's Get Ready for Independence Day Let's Get Ready for Independence Day (Welcome Books: Celebrations)

What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When does the United States celebrate Independence Day?
a) Third Monday in January
b) April 22
c) Last Monday in May
d) July 4

d) July 4. Independence Day is also referred to as the Fourth of July.

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2. Why does the United States celebrate Independence Day?
To celebrate freedom and remember the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Declaration of Independence is a document declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from British rule.

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3. How do you celebrate Independence Day?
Answers may vary.
Some people hang a flag on their house. Some people have a picnic. Some people make a cake with red, white, and blue frosting. At night, some people watch fireworks.

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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Declaration of Independence: A document declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from British rule

Fireworks: Things making very loud noises and colorful lights when they are burned or exploded

Flag: A piece of cloth with a pattern on it symbolizing a country

Freedom: The right to do and say what you like

Picnic: A party or trip including a meal eaten out of doors

Signed: Having written one's own name

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a.
Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary. Here are sample sentences from our young readers:
The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.

My favorite part of the Fourth of July is watching the fireworks.

There is a flag in my classroom.

I like my freedom.

I like to eat watermelon on a picnic.

Thomas Jefferson signed the Declaration of Independence.

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b. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Indepedence Day:
Independence Day (U.S. Embassy in Sweden)
Independence Day (Kids Domain)

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