Independence Day - Text + Audio - 3 July 2015
"Independence Day is a huge celebration in the United States.
People celebrate by having parades and picnics and usually end the day with fireworks.
So what do some of these words mean?" (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About the 4th of July- Text + Audio - 3 July 2015
"Sure, you know Americans celebrate their Independence Day on the fourth day of July.
But do you know they have the wrong date? Or where they get all those fireworks? Hint: not from the UK." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
France's 'Freedom Frigate' to Celebrate 4th of July- Text + Audio - 3 July 2015
"A warship from France that came to the United States 235 years ago became a sign of friendship between the two countries.
The French ship traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to help defeat the British during the American revolutionary war.
Now a full-scale replica has been making that same trip." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Celebrating America in Song- Text + Audio
"Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with family gatherings, parades, speeches and fireworks. They also celebrate with patriotic music." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Kyle : Independence Day
"Kyle talks about the way he celebrates the US national holiday on July 4th." (audio-lingua.eu)
Frank : Independence Day "Frank talks about the way he celebrates the US national holiday on July 4th." (audio-lingua.eu)
Cortney : Independence Day
"Cortney talks about the way she and her family celebrate the US most popular holiday, July 4th." (audio-lingua.eu)
Day - a webquest
"In the first activity you will investigate Independence Day in
the United States.
In activities 2 and 3 you'll discover what other countries celebrate
their independence in July."
+ Teacher's Notes
Bell - July 4, 1776(ego4u.com)
"... How they shouted! What rejoicing!
How the old bell shook the air,
Till the clang of freedom ruffled,
The calmly gliding Delaware!
How the bonfires and the torches
Lighted up the night's repose,
And from the flames, like fabled Phoenix,
Our glorious liberty arose!..."
Fourth of July: A taste of summer in the US
"Thursday marks the Fourth of July holiday, when families in the US gather for long weekends and celebrate the country's independence with picnics, barbeques and fireworks..."
James Brown - Livin' in America - ROCKY(YouTube) + LYRICS "You might not be looking for the promised land,
but you might find it anyway
Under one of those old familiar names
Like New Orleans (New Orleans),
Detroit City (Detroit City), Dallas (Dallas)..."
(lyricsbox.com) "This little ditty is dedicated to America’s birthday, the fourth of freakin’ July!
Let the funky sounds of patriotism wash over you as you enjoy the grillin’, swillin’ and chillin’ with your loved ones.
Or maybe the interwebs is your loved one, in which case consider this video a great big old happy birthday hug!
Happy Fourth Of July music lovers!"