Searching for educational resources perfect for helping children, students, or young patrons enjoy, and read/learn more about, a certain upcoming Holiday known for its Boom-‘n-Bang? Search no further. NCBLA, and its accompanying website, Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, is an historical treasure trove, replete in information, guides, and resources pertinent to our Nation’s finest hour, the celebration of Independence Day. Utilize our rich resources, found below, and serve as this year’s “hit of the parade.”
- Learn about the author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson
- Find out how the Star Spangled Banner, sang over and over again on Independence Day, became our national anthem
- Discover what it takes to become an American citizen (many naturalization ceremonies are held on July 4th): I Pledge Allegiance – A Classroom Kit on Becoming An American Citizen
- Take a stroll down 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (and point out all the patriotic residents), virtually, with this illustration: Who’s In the House?
- As you travel to historical sites to celebrate our Nation’s birth, refer to: Preparing Kids for a Family Historical Field Trip
- Contemplating just where to visit in celebration of July 4th? Keep this handy guide nearby as your family decides: Presidental Birthplaces, Houses, and Libraries.
- Visit: American History Website Listing.
- Check out non-fiction books about the Early Days of our Country
- Check out fiction books about the Early Days of our Country.
- Utilize our listing of Civics Education Websites.