Friday, June 29, 2012

July Teaching Ideas and Resources

July is another fun filled month of celebrations. Apples 4 the Teacher helps us with all of our resources for this month. Click here for vocabulary worksheets, word jumbles, word search puzzles, acrostic poem outline, 13 colonies printable activities, signers of the Declaration of Independence printable activities, animated jigsaw puzzles, party games ideas, bbq recipes, patriotic dessert recipes, Declaration of Independence, "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech, craft ideas, coloring pages, thematic book list, patriotic poems and short stories and scrambler puzzles.

Here's a list of great questions to focus your learning around:

What is Independence Day?
What were led up to the start of the Revolutionary War?
Who were major figures in American History during this era? What contribution did they make to our freedom?
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence and why was he selected?
Who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Why did John Hancock get famous for his signature?
What were the original 13 colonies?
What was the First Continental Congress and what did it do?
What led to the "Boston Tea Party?"
What was the Stamp Act?
What was the importance of the Battle of Bunker Hill even though the Americans lost it?
Who was Lafayette and what did he do for the American cause?
When did the Revolution begin? When did it end?
Why did the British call John Paul Jones a pirate?

Apples 4 the Teacher has American History Articles to help you and your child answer these above questions. You may want to add a little color to your studies with Revolutionary War Coloring Pages. In addition to 14 symbol pages with 40 of the U.S. flags coloring pagesClick here to view the July 2012 Teaching Calendar, as well as many other holidays in this month. For those of you who like to plan ahead, here are the rest of events for the remainder of the year.

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