Yesterday was Canada Day, the day that Canadians celebrate the union of three colonies into one country. In two days, United States citizens will celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of our free country. As I was growing up and learning more about the Declaration of Independence and all the events surrounding that occasion, one of my favorite things to do was to view paintings and drawings of the people, places, and things that represent that time in American history. I especially remember being captivated by one image that I saw in my history textbook—the painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River.
History books are full of information and real-life stories about many different countries’ celebrations, traditions, and people. Exploring a country and its history is fun, and you can learn so much. Download this explore a country activity sheet and begin exploring a country of your choice!