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Liberty: The Founding of a Country by Stephanie Ruby and Christi Gifford

© 2010 Egghead Academics™ All rights reserved Author/Activity Creator: Stephanie Ruby Cover Art/Layout and Design: Christi Gifford, www.ArtDesignsbyChristi.com Editors: Cathi Baker, Dawn Merritt, and Melonie Kennedy The material found in this lapbook belongs exclusively to Egghead Academics. Permission is granted to the original purchaser to reproduce this activity book for noncommercial use only. Permission is granted for the material to be copied for use within a classroom, but may not be shared within a school or district. There are many Internet resources added into this study. These outside sources may include beliefs, opinions, statements, advertisements, etc., that are not controlled by the creators of this study. Please use your discretion when viewing additional resources. Information on the Internet can change very quickly. We have done our best to ensure that the links are working, “family-friendly” links, but we can make no guarantees. Egghead Academics accepts no responsibility in the material found on these third-party websites. Some links lead to videos. You can hide “related” videos and comments by clicking on the little arrows next to “related videos” and “comments”—in fact, we highly recommend that you do in order to protect young eyes! Also, you can use http://videoplaylist.org to play any videos that you come across. This is a great way to protect your children from seeing things that they shouldn’t.

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Liberty Table of Contents

What is a Lapbook?.......................................................................................................5 Liberty: The Founding of a Country.............................................................................9 Life in Early America.............................................................................................................9 The American Revolution..................................................................................................11 The Declaration of Independence....................................................................................12 Who Were the Men that Signed?......................................................................................24 John Hancock..............................................................................................................................................................24 Benjamin Franklin......................................................................................................................................................24 Samuel Adams............................................................................................................................................................25 Who Else Signed?................................................................................................................25 The United States Constitution........................................................................................26 George Washington.................................................................................................................................................30 William Livingston.....................................................................................................................................................30 James Madison...........................................................................................................................................................31 The Remaining Signers of the Constitution...................................................................31 Women in History................................................................................................................32 Phillis Wheatley...........................................................................................................................................................32 Molly Pitcher (Mary Hays McCauly)................................................................................................................32 Deborah Sampson....................................................................................................................................................33 Symbols in History..............................................................................................................34 The Flag...........................................................................................................................................................................34 The Liberty Bell...........................................................................................................................................................35 Additional Resources..........................................................................................................35 Liberty Reading List....................................................................................................36 Liberty Lapbooking Activities....................................................................................37 Vocabulary Words...............................................................................................................38 Patriots and Loyalists..........................................................................................................51 Tax Acts.................................................................................................................................52 What Would You Say?.........................................................................................................56 Benjamin Franklin...............................................................................................................60 Articles of the Constitution...............................................................................................62 Thirteen Colonies................................................................................................................64 Celebrate the Fourth of July..............................................................................................70 The Bill of Rights..................................................................................................................72 What Makes a Hero?...........................................................................................................80 Liberty: The Founding of a Country

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The American Flag...............................................................................................................82 Women in History................................................................................................................84 Liberty Activity Pages.................................................................................................86 Fill in the Blank Quiz...........................................................................................................87 Word Scramble.....................................................................................................................89 Word Search.........................................................................................................................90 Crossword Puzzle................................................................................................................91 What Is the Difference?......................................................................................................92 Rebus Puzzles.......................................................................................................................93 Liberty Maze.........................................................................................................................94 Drawing With a Grid............................................................................................................95 My Grid Drawing..................................................................................................................97 Create Your Own Puzzle.....................................................................................................98 Liberty Manuscript Copywork..................................................................................110 Liberty Cursive Copywork.........................................................................................118 Preamble to the Constitution of the United States Copywork..............................126 Liberty Answer Keys..................................................................................................130 Meet Egghead Academics’ Owners..........................................................................132

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What is a Lapbook?

Are you new to the world of lapbooking? Heard of it, but been a bit nervous to jump right into it? Don’t be scared – lapbooking is a breeze! Start by gathering your materials: a file folder (or several, depending on the size of the study), scissors, glue, pencils, crayons or colored pencils, brass brads, and a stapler will usually be all the extra materials you need. Don’t forget to have all of your Egghead Academics™ printable lapbooking pages printed off and ready to go! The concept is very simple. You have a file folder that is refolded to resemble a window shutter. You then create mini books (little activity books) that are filled with a variety of information on the topic of your choice. These mini books are then glued and attached to your shutter book. You can jazz them up with stickers, markers, scrapbooking pages, loads of color, and more! Or, you can use them just as they come from Egghead Academics™ – easy and efficient – because Egghead designs high quality, attractive lapbooking elements. Either way, you can’t go wrong! If you are still feeling a little apprehensive in jumping in, watch this video. And check out the photos below for some ideas!

1. Gather your materials.

3. Fold the outside edges in to the center.

2. Open your file folder.

4. After you have finished all of your elements, glue them in the book.

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5. You have a completed lapbook!

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You may need more room than one folder can offer – we can show you how to get that room. You will need two file folders. packaging tape, tape the piece into the top of the open shutter book.

Open the file folder, and lay it on a flat surface. If you still need additional room, add another “flap.” If you use the exact same method, you can tape another piece of a file folder into the bottom of the open shutter book.

Fold the outside edges in, making them to meet evenly in the center. This will create a “shutter” fold.

With the top and bottoms folded in, the entire book will be able to close nicely.

You can add more room for activities by taping additional “flaps” into the center of the book. Cut a file folder in half, and then cut the tab off of the half; using clear

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There is another method for adding space for extra elements to your lapbook. For this you will also need two file folders.

Line the matching edges of the two folders up. Spread glue all over the outside of the matching edges and glue them together.

Fold both file folders into shutter books.

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The entire book will now be able to fold over into closed book. Your child can decorate the outside of the book to match the study.

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Thank you for taking a closer look at our newest line of Egghead Academic’s products, Schoolhouse Scrambles. The Schoolhouse Scrambles line will allow your child in 3rd-8th grade to have a challenging curriculum focusing on specific topics. With this line you will have a study guide, filled with information and amazing extras, quizzes, games, lapbooking activities, and so much more! I hope your child enjoys this line as much as we have enjoyed creating it! Great leaders rose up in the battle during the American Revolution. Old bonds were broken and a new country was formed, but how did it all happen? A king, new taxes, and patriots – all very exciting, and all very important to our new beginning as a nation. Who were the men and women who believed in freedom enough to risk their lives for it? Were they ordinary people, called to do great things? Or were they called to do great things because they were extraordinary people? Let’s take a journey back over 200 years and learn how it all came to be! Thank you for purchasing this study. Sincerely,

Walter Eggbert President and Mascot of Egghead Academics

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Liberty: The Founding of a Country

Have you heard about the midnight ride of Paul Revere? What was the “Boston Tea Party?” Do you know what caused the development of our great nation? Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence? Do you know when our constitution was formed? Who were the men and women that made our nation what it is? America has a rich history, and our forefathers went through extraordinary measures to ensure our freedom. It’s important that we know and understand our past—it will help to protect our future. Join us as we take a walk through history—we’ll meet heroes and heroines, see wars and battles and gain a greater appreciation for the country we live in.

Life in Early America We didn’t always have “states” here in America. At one point, the land was divided into colonies. Colonies are pieces of land that are ruled by another country. There were thirteen colonies at the time that our country fought to gain its independence: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. These colonies were ruled by England at the time of the American Revolution. After the British won the French and Indian War in 1763, securing England’s dominant rule, they decided to tax goods that were imported to the colonies. They called this the Sugar Act and passed it in 1764. This was to cover the costs that they had spent on the war, and was applied to items such as sugar, textiles, coffee, wine and indigo. Later that year James Otis, Jr. first raised the issue of “taxation Liberty: The Founding of a Country

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In Congress, July 4, 1776 This section tells the King that the colonies intend to become a separate nation. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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Liberty Lapbooking Activities

As you complete the activities in this section, you will notice that several of the lapbooking elements have two versions: a colored version and a black & white version. This is an added touch for you! Print off only what you need and want to do for your lapbook. Some parents love to have a polished look to the lapbook, or have children that would prefer not to do all of the coloring. Others would like for everything to be completely done by the child. Whatever your pleasure, Egghead has you covered! Have fun!

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Benjamin Franklin

Cut out the shape on the next page. Then cut the dotted line “flaps.” Fold the flaps over, so that you can still see the title of the mini-book. On the outside of each, write the name of one of Franklin’s inventions (you can choose the inventions named in this book or research and choose others). Under each flap, describe the invention named, including the year in which it was invented. Glue this into the lapbook when you are finished.

Benjamin Franklin’s Inventions

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Liberty Activity Pages

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Fill in the Blank Quiz

How much do you remember about the American Revolution? 1. _________________________ was the name of the woman that pretended to be a man in order to fight in the Revolutionary War. 2. The United States ____________________ provides the structure for how our government runs, and protects our freedoms. 3. The British won the ________________________________ in 1763. 4. A group called the __________________________ formed to oppose the Stamp Act. 5. _______________________ was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. 6. _______________________ treated the Loyalists’ with restraint, even though the other Patriots’ did not look upon that favorably. 7. _______________________ wrote the Bill of Rights. 8. The Declaration of Independence had ______________________ signers. 9. The three branches of government are ______________________________________. 10. The __________________________ allowed England to create and enact any laws for the colonies that they wanted to. 11. The ____________________________________________ was, essentially, a letter to ___________________________________. 12. It has been widely speculated that _______________ sewed the first American Flag. Liberty: The Founding of a Country

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My Grid Drawing

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Fast Facts

What types of items were taxed with the “Stamp Act?”

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Fast Facts

What types of items were taxed with the “Stamp Act?”

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Liberty Answer Keys

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Fill in the Blanks

Word Scramble

1. Deborah Sampson

12. Betsy Ross

1. taxes

6. independence

2. Constitution

13. thirteen stripes, thirteen colonies.

2. congress

7. colony

3. president

8. constitution

4. framer

9. amendment

5. preamble

10. Bill of Rights

3. French and Indian War 4. Sons of Liberty 5. George Washington 6. William Livingston 7. James Madison

14. Liberty Bell Pavilion 15. Phillis Wheatley 16. George Washington and James Madison. 17. preamble

8. fifty-six 9. judicial, legislative and executive. 10. Declaratory Act

Word Search

18. treason 19. John Hancock 20. ratification

11. Declaration of Independence, King George III

Crossword C C O L O N Y N S T I T T A X U T B I L L O F O I N D E P E

Rebus

C F R A M E R S O M N P R E A M B L E G N P R E S I D E N T E M E S E S N T R I G H T S

What is the difference?

N D E N C E

Maze

1. Declaration of Independence 2. Midnight ride

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Meet Egghead Academics ’ Owners Stephanie Ruby lives in Ohio with her husband, Shawn, and three children—Deuce, Dakota, and Abriella. She loves writing lapbooks, unit studies, and activity guides for children. After writing Schoolhouse Planner Modules for over a year and designing the lapbooking elements for both the Schoolhouse Planner Modules and the Download N Go™ series, Steph decided that it was time to open her own store to sell the curriculum guides that she had already been writing for her own kids. She, along with a close friend, opened Egghead Academics™, where you will find hands-on lapbooking guides and more, laid out in an easy-to-use format. Feel free to contact Steph at www.EggheadAcademics.com, www.homeschoolblogger.com/sisterchicksteph, www.facebook.com/EggheadAcademics, www.facebook.com/sisterchicksteph, steph@EggheadAcacdemics.com. Happily married to her wonderful husband, Lucky, for seventeen years, Christi Gifford makes her home in South Carolina. Together they have four beautiful children—Morgan, Codi, Jacob, and Emma. With thirteen years experience in graphic design, Christi enjoys working on many different types of projects and activities. Since January 2008, Christi has been the Senior Graphic Designer for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She has done everything from magazine covers, to designing The Schoolhouse Planner and Planner Modules, to ads, and much more. Most recently she has designed the covers for the Download N Go™ series, the cover layout for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, the cover art and layout for the Molly Modules, and created custom logos and websites for clients. Now she has decided that she would love to branch out and design her own educational books for children. The opportunity came to open Egghead Academics™ with a friend, and she is so excited to be doing that. You can contact Christi at www.EggheadAcademics.com, www.facebook.com/EggheadAcademics, www.ArtDesignsByChristi.com, christi@artdesignsbychristi.com, christi@eggheadacademics.com.

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