History Bits

Independence Day - July 4

The 4th of July or Independence Day is the birthday of our nation. Today, we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special.

Watch this short video from PBS to learn more about the 4th of July and then create a craft from the

instructions below.

Happy Birthday, America!!!!!

Make a Patriotic Shelf Sitter

Step #1: Paint an outline of your flag on the cup. Use the cup so it is upside down.

Step #2: Continue with your painting of the flag, by filling in your outlines.

Step #3: Finally, add the details (if you have any) for your flag. Allow everything to dry completely.

Step #4: With the construction paper (or craft foam), cut out feet and something to decorate the top of the cup that symbolizes the USA.

Step #5: Cut out eyes, drawing on pupils with black marker. Cut two stripes out of white paper and fold them into accordions (for the legs).

Step #6: Glue the legs to the bottom of the cup. Attach a foot to the bottom of each leg.

Step #7: Glue your eyes on the cup, centered with the flag.

Step #8: Glue your decoration onto the top of the cup.

MAKER Monday: Hour of Code

posted 6/29/2020

Coding means sending or writing messages and commands that the computer recognizes and can execute. Learning to code encourages kids to problem-solve and exercise their imaginations. Also, when they are able to create something that works, coding gives kids a sense of achievement.

There are many fun and easy ways to learn about computer coding. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. The website includes activities for all age levels in over 45 languages.

Use your creativity to code with Anna and Elsa, build a Star Wars galaxy, make music with Scratch, and so much more.

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On July 20, 1969, millions of people gathered around their televisions to watch two U.S. astronauts do something no one had ever done before. Wearing bulky space suits and backpacks of oxygen to breathe, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first human beings to walk on the moon.

The First Moon Walk

posted July 6, 2020

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