Independence Day | All About the Holidays

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How do your students celebrate Independence Day? Watch a short video about how the Founding Fathers designated the Fourth of July as an annual way to commemorate their newfound freedom.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Show the video as an introduction to a lesson on Independence Day; use the question at the end of the video as a warm-up writing prompt
  • Have learners watch the video independently and write down three key facts that they took away
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to the Internet
  • Focuses more on modern celebrations than the origins of the holidays
  • Animation and photos are engaging for viewers
  • Short duration (1:05) makes the video a great addition to a longer lesson
  • Includes a version in Spanish
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