Celebrate the USA: Hands-on History Activities for Kids
  • Celebrate the USA: Hands-on History Activities for Kids
  • Celebrate the USA: Hands-on History Activities for Kids

Celebrate the USA: Hands-on History Activities for Kids

by Lynn Kuntz, Mark A. Hicks, Mark Hicks
     
 

Celebrate the USA

Learn all about Uncle Sam, the Liberty Bell, and Whistlin' Dixie in this dynamic activity book that is truly American! You'll discover fun facts and interesting tidbits as you learn all about the history of the USA. You'll also have fun with these great hands-on activities:

Create a fabric family tree

Make Ben Franklin's glass

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Overview

Celebrate the USA

Learn all about Uncle Sam, the Liberty Bell, and Whistlin' Dixie in this dynamic activity book that is truly American! You'll discover fun facts and interesting tidbits as you learn all about the history of the USA. You'll also have fun with these great hands-on activities:

Create a fabric family tree

Make Ben Franklin's glass harmonica

Write and decode secret messages

Dye colorful colonial clothes

Fly a wind sock

Bake a very berry flag cake

Create a club seal

Make colorful kitchen fireworks

Design a beach-towel banner

Make a Lincoln penny necklace

Create a patriotic wreath

Make Fourth of July poppers

And much, much more! Whether you're at home or school or it's the Fourth of July or the Fourth of December, it's time to celebrate the USA.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-5
A colorfully illustrated cover welcomes children to this fact-filled, fun-to-read compendium of American history and 25 related activities. A varied typeface; a red, white, and blue color scheme; and page numbers printed within blue stars add to the overall appeal. The six chapters focus on "Your World, Your Land," "The Average American: Who's That?" "Breaking Away from England," "All-American Symbols," "Songs, Sayings, and Speeches," and "All-American Holidays." Many topics and fascinating facts are covered in brief, sometimes humorous explanations. Coverage includes the early immigrants, how America got its name, Native Americans, the l3 colonies, currency, songs, and holidays. Activities, such as making a five-pointed star, a compass, and Liberty Bell cookies, list "What You Need" and then "What You Do," which is color-illustrated. Safety issues are addressed where needed. Libraries will find these activities useful for assignments and programming. This book makes history come alive.
—Augusta R. MalvagnoCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586858469
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
6 - 11 Years

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ONE: The Average American-Who's That?

America is called the "melting pot" of the world. Although that might not sound like a compliment, it's a wonderful thing to bep.

A melting pot is pretty much what it sounds like-a container where lots of different ingredients are mixed and melted until they're blended smoothly together. Our country is a melting pot because people from all over the world-rich and poor, of many different races and religions, speaking different languages, and bringing with them unique customs-come together and create something altogether new. It's kind of like a soup-the more different ingredients you add, the healthier and more interesting the result!

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