Happy Independence Day!
July 4th has fallen on a Sunday 34 times since 1776. The first July 4th Sunday was 1779 and the last was 2010, while the next will be 2027. Seward began continuously celebrating on Saturday, July 4th of 1868 and has done so 22 times on a Sunday. The bi-centennial July 4th celebration of 1976 was on a Sunday.
CSPAN rebroadcasted a May 17, 2021 Book Chat with Patrick J. O’Donnell who discussed his book, The Indispensables.
Here is the link: https://www.c-span.org/video/?511872-1/the-indispensables
The Indispensables follows O’Donnell’s previous book, Washington’s Immortals, also an exceptional read of an important period of history.
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” ~Patrick Henry, 1736 -1779
Read More at this Link
Patrick Henry Quotes: https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/patrick-henry#:~:text=Is%20life%20so%20dear%2C%20or,%2C%20or%20give%20me%20death!%22
Additional Independence Day Quotes: https://www.womansday.com/life/g3007/fourth-of-july-quotes/?slide=15
Hillsdale College Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/HCClassicalEd/videos/2666101826823597/
School’s Out But Learning’s In with these Independence Day Resources from PBS Learning Media
Here are a few of the many favorites available from PBS Learning Media
Prelude to the Revolution
The American Revolution isn’t a straight path; it’s a complex timeline with twists and turns! Did you know the war didn’t start in 1776, but almost a year earlier? Explore More
Watch this 60-second video to learn a little more about our third president, Thomas Jefferson. He helped to shape America’s future geographical and political landscape with decisions he made in office and with the Founding Fathers. Explore More
What is Liberty? Lesson Plan
In this lesson plan, your students can discover what the concept of liberty means, how it can be personified in an object, and how the concept of liberty has impacted different groups in America. Explore More
A Digital photo tech trick tip from Leslie Fisher for everyone taking pictures of fireworks. Here is the tip. Back up and frame the picture with your family watching them. They will probably be silhouetted and their back facing you as they watch, but, framing something in the picture of the firework looks really cool. Watching them from a great view. Frame it with the view!