The Liberty Bell

PhiladelphiaLibertyBell_000“Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”  Leviticus 25:10

The Pennsylvania State House bell was rung to summon the people of Philadelphia to gather for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 8, 1776.  Though the bell wouldn’t be called the Liberty Bell  until years later, the bell’s message of liberty certainly rang that day.

The Liberty Bell and the mystery of it’s crack will be our homeschool/summer school lesson of the day.  Below are the links we will follow for this brief study.

For starters we will take an up-close look at the Liberty Bell in this short virtual tour.

Next, we’ll read some famous quotes about the Liberty Bell. http://www.ushistory.org/libertybell/quotes.html

I like these Liberty Bell themed notebooking pages for copywork and journaling.  http://notebookingfairy.com/2011/05/liberty-bell-notebooking-page/

I’ll also print off a detailed coloring sheet from Activity Village http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/fourth_of_july_colouring_pages.htm

And while we are coloring we will be listening to The Liberty Bell March.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Dd0EaEbqg

There is Liberty Bell curriculum available for free from the National Park Service.  We will read a few of the articles and I’ll be asking the discussion questions that it suggests in the lesson plans. http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/36liberty/36liberty.htm

betty jo

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9 thoughts on “The Liberty Bell

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      I’m glad you found my blog site too. I’m happy you’re going to check out School House Families. They have some nice folks blogging there and several groups.

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