Celebrate America

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jul 4, 2014 8:31:12 AM

Teaching People About America



The Fourth of July offers an excellent opportunity to teach kids about the United States. Families celebrate with fireworks, barbeques and parties all over America. Parents and educators can capitalize on this enthusiasm by sharing informational texts with young scholars. People of all ages can enjoy material about the history of the United States. Online books highlight the American armed forces, celebrates and customs. Reading about the American flag is a great place to start.

thumb-5 The American Flag

by Kelly L. Hicks © 2009
ISBN: 9781615905973 AR: /

Explores the history and importance of the American flag.

Children Can Write Stories and Draw Pictures of Their Favorite American Heroes

My son wrote this narrative about his favorite American hero, his grandfather. We will be able to frame this and cherish it as a precious family memory. Encouraging youngsters to write about their favorite American hero helps to instill pride in the United States.



Recommended Reads

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that teach about America. These texts can be used to develop children’s knowledge of a topic. Some titles are even available in the read aloud format, which is very helpful for emerging readers. Kids can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to new educational content. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts that teach students about the United States at www.biguniverse.com

thumb-2 Independence Day

by Molly Aloian (author) © 2010
ISBN: 9780778792161 AR: / /

Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is one of the most important days in the history of the United States of America. Millions of Americans celebrate this national holiday each year. Parades, barbecues, and fireworks have all become staples of the celebration. Learn the importance of this national holiday to the people of the United States, then and now.

thumb-3 Spotlight on the United States of America

by Niki Walker Bobbie Kalman (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9780778789468 AR: / /

Holidays, celebrations, and symbols are highlighted in this up-to-date fact-filled introduction to the United States. Spotlight on the United States of America looks at the colonial history of the U.S., its government, and some of its important leaders. Many colorful pictures, maps, and illustrations the different regions, climates, cities, and wildlife of this fascinating country.

thumb-1 United States Army

by Jack David
ISBN: 9781600141621 AR: / / /

The army is one of the largest ground forces in the world. Discover how they use the latest technology to outfit their troops and vehicles for battle.

thumb-3 United States Navy

by Jack David © 2008
ISBN: 9781600141652 AR: / / /

The United States Navy patrols oceans and seas all over the world. It uses a variety of ships and tools to patrol and keep people safe. Readers will learn about the fleet of ships the Navy uses to handle a variety of missions.

thumb-2 United States Air Force

by Jack David
ISBN: 9781600141614 AR: / / /

Flying the latest military aircraft and patrolling the air are just part of the job of the United States Air Force. Learn about the technology behind the aircraft and the men and women who operate them.

thumb-4 America's Cup

by S.L. Hamilton (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781614808527 AR: /

This title explores the history of the America’s Cup yacht race. Readers will learn abut the race’s course and how it is run, from the starting zone to the top gate. Readers will learn the rules of the race, including speed trial competitions, course boundaries, and penalties. Top captains such as John Cox Stevens, Charles Jackson Paine, J. Pierpont Morgan, and Harold S. Vanderbilt are introduced. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.


Fiestas (Holidays)

by Dona Herweck Rice
ISBN: 9780743992237

From Chinese New Year to the Fourth of July, readers will learn about various holidays around the world and the activities that make them so much fun. The connection to language arts is made through important vocabulary words that help describe the customs of different cultures and the holidays that accompany these customs.

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