Read historical documents.
Independence Day is a fitting time to read aloud historical documents, perhaps from the founding or other notable points in American history. This might be followed by a brief discussion. Documents with historical significance appropriate to today include the following:
The Declaration of Independence
The Preamble to the Constitution
"The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" by Frederick Douglass
"The Gettysburg Address" by Abraham Lincoln+
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