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Red, White, and Blue Learning: Seven Resources for Independence Day

June 27, 2013 Updated June 25, 2014
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Nothing says summer fun quite like the Fourth of July, especially for all those youngsters who’ve probably been counting the days until the fireworks show. How is your family celebrating this year? A barbecue with friends? Homemade ice cream? How about a chemistry assignment? That’s right. Along with the parades, Popsicles, and firework displays, you can incorporate some fun and engaging lessons for inquisitive minds.

As your family preps for the summer’s biggest party, consider adding in a bit of science with a “fireworks in a jar” lesson, or a red, white, and blue art project for your preschooler. And for summer school teachers, there are tons of engaging lesson plans for the classroom. Here are a few entertaining Fourth of July learning resources:

Do you know of other great learning resources for the Fourth of July?

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