Tue, 1 July 2014
Story Notes and Extras
Sparky McCloud – Celebrates The 4th of July
written and presented by Sean Hunter
Talk and Discover
for parents, teachers, families and children
What do you like about parades?
Why do we have parades?
What at a parade makes you cheer?
Why is freedom good?
What have people done to make
your freedom possible?
What are some freedoms other countries
Learning With Art About America
Draw a picture of the Liberty Bell,
the flag Betsy Ross made,
a picture of a famous patriot.
The Sons of Liberty - The Minutemen
The Green Mountain Boys
The Red Coats – Lobster Backs
Hessians – Loyalist -Tories
Overmountain Men - Whigs
Daughters of the American Revolution
More Talk and Discover
How many miles would a soldier have to walk
to get from Philadelphia to Valley Forge?
Boston to Fort Ticonderoga –
Kings Mountain to Yorktown
How many miles could an army march in a day?
How long could each march take?
What were some of the conditions that could make a march difficult?
What does it mean, “proud to be an American?”
Talk, Discover and History
When the American Revolution began, what was the capital of America?
What was the capital of each state?
What other cities served as America’s capital?
How were some state boundaries different?
More Talk, Discover and History
When was the Stamp Act signed?
What began the Boston Massacre?
Who were some of the patriots involved in
the Boston Tea Party?
How long did the British occupy NYC?
How long was Philadelphia occupied?
How did Spain, France and the Netherlands
help the Americans?
Talk, Discover and Navy
Who were some of the naval leaders in the American Revolution?
How many ships did the American Navy have?
Where were some of the naval battles?
What were some of the names of the American’s ships?
Some of the Key Battles
Bunker Hill – Quebec - Long Island - Ticonderoga – Saratoga – Trenton and Princeton – Monmouth – Savannah - Charleston - Guilford Courthouse – Cowpens - Yorktown
Documents of Freedom
Olive Branch Petition
Proclamation of Rebellion
Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
Treaty of Paris
The Bill of Rights
The United States Constitution
What is the importance of each document?
When were each signed?
Why are they important today?
How does voting defend our freedoms?
What are the freedoms that we need to defend?
On what other occasions and parades are the patriots of past and present honored?
What inscription is on the Liberty Bell?
Where is the Cradle of Liberty?
Make a list of 10 municipalities named after
American Revolution patriots, soldiers and leaders. (using 4 different states)
Landmarks to Visit
Freedom Trail in Boston
Independence Hall in Philadelphia
Kings Mountain National Park
Some of the Patriots, Soldiers and Leaders of the American Revolution
Paul Revere – Thomas Paine – Samuel Adams –
George Washington – Nathan Hale – Benedict Arnold –
Francis Marion – Barzillai Lew - Nathaniel Greene
John Hancock – John Adams – Thomas Jefferson – Benjamin Franklin – Patrick Henry –
Ethan Allen -
“I have only begun to fight”
“I regret that I only have one life to give for my country”
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
first parade honoring the 4th o f July was held in Bristol, RI