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
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
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.
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.
What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the
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
Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the
Following Questions for Your FREE
five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary. Here are sample sentences from our young readers:
Declaration of Independence
was signed in 1776.
My favorite part of the Fourth of July is watching the
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.
b. Have a parent or friend give you
a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.
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