Why Is Leisure Time So Important?
They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and they are probably right. Join Gary, Eryn, and guest Kirk as they explore the many varieties of amusement Americans have enjoyed throughout the centuries, from Vaudeville to sports. What role does leisure time have in our everyday lives? Does amusement serve a grander purpose that affects other areas of our lives?
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Being an American
Through primary source analysis, writing assignments, discussion prompts, and other activities, students will "connect the dots" by focusing on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, civic values, American heroes, and exploring the meaning of citizenship to them.
Why Do We Celebrate the Fourth of July?
The 4th has many different meanings for many different groups in America. Some see it as a time to celebrate with barbecues, others ask deep questions about the prevalence of slavery conflicting with the ideas of freedom for all presented in the Declaration of Independence, many do both! Mary, Gary, and Eryn explore these themes and more.