Independence Day

US History Independence Day

 America's Birthday Independence Day July 4th  
 
HappyAbout USA Independence Day Fourth of July Birthday America. Thursday, July 4th, 2015 will mark America's 239th birthday. She is still looking good for a woman of that age. 
 
WHERE IT BEGAN: By the middle of the 1700's, the 13 colonies that made up part of England's empire in the New World were finding it difficufficult to be ruled by a king 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.  They were tired of the taxes imposed upon them. But independence was a gradual and painful process. The colonists could not forget that they were British citizens and that they owed allegiance to King George III.
 
A "tea party" and a "Massacre" were two events that hurried destiny.  Along with general unrest these events united the colonists.
 
 
Virginia took the first step towards independence by voting to set up a committee to represent the colonies.

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Art Activity Indepdence Day

  Independence Day Art Activity For 4th of July

 

july_4th_indepence_day_fireworks_family.jpgParent Tips Independence Day July 4th For Kids and Family  You and your child can create red, white, and blue masterpiece as part of your family celebration preparation.  

 

Personal Paper Fireworks Display  

 

 MATERIALS   NEEDED

 1. White paper

2. Crayons of various colors, one must be black

3. Paper Clip or used up Pen 

  

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History: The Story of Song Entitled Taps

 Story of Taps: A final bugle call


taps history military songsThe 24-note melancholy bugle call known as "taps" is thought to be a revision of a French bugle signal, called "tattoo," that notified soldiers to cease an evening's drinking and return to their garrisons. It was sounded an hour before the final bugle call to end the day by extinguishing fires and lights. The last five measures of the tattoo resemble taps.

The word "taps" is an alteration of the obsolete word "taptoo," derived from the Dutch "taptoe." Taptoe was the command - "Tap toe!" - to shut ("toe to") the "tap" of a keg.

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Summer Art Parades Flags

 

Summer Art Decorate your Bike Make A Flag

 

Most Americans will be attending a parade as part of their Independence Day celebration.

art_crafts_make_flag_bicycle_floats_summe1r.jpgIf your bicycle is going to the parade or you will be in the parade, we've provided supply lists and how to steps to turn bicycles, tricycles, and golf carts into a red, white and blue mobile display.  

 

Flag making is an excellent way to celebrate a special occasion during the summer.  The next activity lesson from the Resource Center is how to make your own flag.  Great fun for the entire family.

 

 

Bicycle Decoration Materials

 

        Red crepe paper streamers

        White crepe paper streamers

        Blue crepe paper streamers

        Scissors

        Tape

        Bicycle, tricycle, golf cart or wagons make wonderful mini floats

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