Independence Day Explained

Here’s to the birth of our nation 235 years ago!  Conveniently, just in time for Independence Day is Independence Day by Rebecca Rissman.  Written for primary school age children, all the hoopla surrounding July 4th is explained, such as why we celebrate with fireworks, concerts, and food.  another good source for July 4th fun is at USA.gov with links to all sorts of great resources, like July 4th fun facts.

We’ve grown from a country of 2.5 million people in 1776 to the current population of 311.7 million people in 2011.

The British may have been our adversary in 1776, but today they are our 6th largest trading partner.  Pass the tea and crumpets, please.

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