Celebrating Independence

July 1, 2014 at 12:49 am Leave a comment

How are you celebrating Independence Day?

I’ve been reading the biography of John Adams. Learned a lot and have been very encouraged.  For instance, John Adams said that Independency happened in the hearts of Americans before it was one on the battlefield.

The Stamp Act was repugnant because no citizen should be taxed without consenting to it. Americans drank herb tea when the imported tea became a point of contention with England. Adams defended the English soldiers of the Boston Massacre, claiming that the policy of quartering soldiers in an urban center was bound to create more disturbances than it solved.

Most of all the Writs of Assistance Act roused colonists to the cause of Independence; Writs of assistance were search warrants that permitted customs (tax) officials to enter and search anywhere anytime they wished.  James Otis has argued successfully before the bench that these Writs of Assistance were null and void because they violated the natural rights of Englishmen. Adams was a very young attorney, in the courtroom as an observer only, and said that this day was one of the most inspiring of his life.

What will inspire your students in the cause of civic duty?  I encourage you to read some good history. This will inspire your teaching.

Then how will you apply it? Perhaps you could put on a play with your children, invite them into the courtroom, the streets of Boston, or the State House in Philadelphia where the founders met, deliberated, and voted on the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution.

Please let us know your good ideas for celebrating Independence Day in your classroom.

 

 

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Activities to do with children, Character training, Summer Activities. Tags: , , , , .

Music, Voice, Rhythm Workshops for Teachers Book on childcare policy coming out NOW.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


What People are Saying

Would you like Sharon to come back? “Yes! Every day of the year!” Phillip Merritt Owner of ABC Preparatory Academies in Austin Texas

“Sharon has strong abilities in critical thinking. She also has excellent instincts in grasping issues before all the information has been revealed. There have been some occasions where I assumed what she was saying could not possibly be accurate, but in the end she was proved right when the facts were revealed. I trust (or at least pay serious attention) to her opinions.” Walter Lee, former Engineer, Retired Minister PC(USA), QVR Board Member

 

“Speaker was at ease and able to relate to all participants. All was very good! ” MNKA member

“You kept everything light and moving along. It was great.” MNKA member

“Thanks so much for doing this topic! I’ve been saying this for a long time and no one seems to be hearing me. You have confirmed that I’m not losing my mind. THANK YOU!” MNKA Member

“We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you put into your presentation. Your presentation was a real blessing to the participants, judging from their evaluations. –Terri Sloan, Weekday Ministries Conference

And what I like to hear most, I usually do: “We want to have you back. When can you come? “

Sharon’s books

The Government is not a Village. Dialogs across boundaries, busts myths, reveals real science. Offers a positive way forward in early education policy. Go to www.lulu.com or www.thegovernmentisnotavillage.com Swim with the Dolphins, not with the Sharks Sharon's classic book on conflict reduction available at www.amazon.com This is instrumental music, great for calming and focusing. I recommend it for your classroom. WHOLETONES

Easy Sign up Contact Form

This is a signup for starting a congregationally affiliated preschool and to be notified of related conference or products.

I will not explode your inbox. I will not sell or share your info.

Let me know what challenges you are facing.

We all face dragons and wish someone would come along side and help. Let me know what challenge you are facing. If I can't help, I might know someone else who can. Sharon@orgstrat.net . 512/534-5425 - direct line

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 453 other followers

Thanks to StatCounter for more stats on this site.

web
analytics

%d bloggers like this: