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Family Fourth Ideas

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Family Fourth Ideas:
Four ways to make July Fourth meaningful for your family

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Family Fourth Ideas

  1. 1. Ideas for making this Fourth of July a meaningful one for your family …
  2. 2. #1 Read the History … (while you’re waiting for the fireworks!) • Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ted Rand • Reb and the Redcoats by Constance Savory • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes • Yankee Doodle by Steven Kellogg • and of course, the Declaration of Independence! • Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ted Rand • Reb and the Redcoats by Constance Savory • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes • Yankee Doodle by Steven Kellogg • and of course, the Declaration of Independence! #1 Read the History
  3. 3. “No people will tamely surrender their liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the contrary, when people are universally ignorant, and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own weight without the aid of foreign invaders.” — Samuel Adams
  4. 4. #2 Enjoy the Art! American painters throughout our history have celebrated our nation by conveying some of the most famous scenes of our history.
  5. 5. #3 Listen to the Music Over the years, classical composers have also sought to honor America’s history with patriotic works. #3 Listen to the Music Over the years, classical composers have also sought to honor America’s history with patriotic works.
  6. 6. #4 And of course, don’t forget the fireworks! CBS Denver has put together an excellent list of firework shows across Colorado. You can find one near your house here: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/06 /22/fireworks-displays-colorado- denver/.
  7. 7. Check out our other great families ideas around Colorado at: https://chec.org/resources/colorado-events- calendar/

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