Happy Fourth of July weekend to all our homeschool readers and friends! The Fourth is Independence Day, the day of the Declaration, and there’s no better day than the Fourth to pay a visit the Declaration of Independence itself! Its home is the National Archives in Washington, as every homeschool student should know:
The original Declaration is on view there for all to see — I’ve seen it, and perhaps you have too. To be sure, the original manuscript is much faded — it was not always stored and displayed under ideal conditions, as it is today. What most people recognize as the Declaration is the engraved version of 1823, made from the original:
The National Archives has a wide range of educational materials about the Declaration, about the Founding Documents as a whole, and about the entire Revolutionary War Era — why not bookmark them this Independence Day and explore them throughout the year.
What other historical events and important anniversaries will you studying in your homeschool this Hercules Term? 😊
❡ Explore more: For a quick homeschool review of American Revolutionary Era and the Declaration of Independence, turn to page 298 in your River Houses history encyclopedia. 🇺🇸
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