Grade 3

Why Do Many People Celebrate on the Fourth of July?

Historians find clues. In this lesson, students will use their inquiry skills to figure out how and why many Americans celebrate on the 4th of July. Students will investigate a series of images and collect evidence to back up their answers. While students might know a lot about how and why people celebrate the Fourth of July, this lesson sets the stage for basic inquiry and lays a common starting point for Lesson 2.

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