Be Kind to Your Web Footed Friends . . .
Had a friend over for a playdate with the fledgling the other day and she asked “Are you guys doing anything special for the 4th of July?” I thought it was a rather odd question. I mean, Independence Day is WEEKS from now! This was Friday. Imagine my shock when I realized how wrong I was.
Fortunately, I’m a blog packrat. I find little links throughout the year and hoard them until the time is right. That’s why I am able to present to you the post from the St. Petersburg Times called If there were online comments on the Declaration of Independence.
A bit more on-topic is this great collection of “Lessons & Activities, Background Reading, Printables, and More” called Learning about Independence Day, Grades K-5 as compiled by the National Education Association. It’s a nice collection though I’m sad to point out that the recommended books are a bit out of date. The most recent listed is from 2003. Ten points to anyone who can find me an updated booklist (failing that I’ll make one myself). Thanks to @MrSchuReads for the link!
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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