Independence Day Here are 10 Independence Day writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon. 981. While many people love to watch and listen to exploding fireworks on Independence Day, some take a quieter approach by attending patriotic classical music concerts. Which would you rather experience on July 4th and why?
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982. On the 4th of July, competitive eaters from around the world try to eat as many hot dogs as they can in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. Why do you think hot dog eating has become a competitive sport? Do you think it's gross or cool and why?
983. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson said that all people have the right to the pursuit of happiness. What do you think that means? How have you pursued happiness and why?984. Imagine that your family held the largest local fireworks display in your neighborhood. How would you gather the fireworks together and what would people think of your family's patriotic and explosive actions? Why?
985. John Hancock became famous for being the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence. What do you think you might become famous for? Why?
986. Why do you think barbecues are so popular on ID4? If you could replace barbecue with another type of food during the holiday, what would it be and why?
987. The American Revolutionary War was difficult, and at several points it looked like we might lose the battle. How would the United States be different if it was never able to gain its independence? Why?988. Even though the Declaration of Independence asserted that all people were created equal, there are continuing issues of inequality in the United States. What do you think it will take for people to actually be treated equally? When might such equality be achieved and why?
989. Describe a conversation between Thomas Jefferson and a colonist who was opposed to independence in 1776. How would Jefferson counteract the colonist's argument? Would Jefferson prevail at convincing the colonist? Why or why not?990. Imagine that you have found one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence in your attic. How did such an important document end up in your house? What will you do with it and why?
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Daily Writing Prompts
Creative Writing Prompts for every day of the year
As always, The Teacher's Corner is looking for ways to make your life easier. We hope that our newest addition, “Daily Writing Prompts,” does just that. On as many days as possible, we have selected an event from our monthly event calendars to be the focus of the writing prompt. These writing prompts can be used in a number of ways:
- Daily warm-up activity
- Practice in prompt writing for state assessments
- Daily/weekly writing prompt
- “Anytime” activity
- Student work center
- “When You’re Done” activity
- Substitute teacher activity
One added advantage to TTC’s “Daily Writing Prompt” is that they can easily be displayed through an LCD projector in your classroom. This eliminates time you would have to spend at the copy machine. All of the prompts can easily be printed as well. Be sure to look over the different options we provide you for printing.
You will find that our prompts are written for different grade levels. We hope to continue to adding new creative writing prompts that will meet the needs of both primary and intermediate students. You may find that some of them don’t explicitly state that days event. You may want to refer back to the monthly events calendar for this information in order to share it with your students.
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January Writing Prompts - Writing Prompts include: author J.R.R. Tolkien, Benjamin Franklin, Home computers, and much more.
February Writing Prompts - Writing topics include: Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, The Pony Express vs. email, and more.
March Writing Prompts - Writing Prompts include: Yellowstone National Park, Mardi Gras, Harriet Tubman Day, St. Patrick's Day, Poetry and more.
April Writing Prompts - Including April Fools Day, signing of the Civil Rights Act, Lincoln's Assassination, Earth Day, Arbor Day and more.
May Writing Prompts - Teacher Appreciation, Cinco de Mayo, Lewis & Clark, World No Tobacco Day, and more.
June Writing Prompts - Donut Day, Henry Ford and the first car, Donald Duck, Anne Frank, the 'Happy Birthday' song, and more.
July Writing Prompts - Prompts include: the first Zeppelin, U.S. Independence Day, Apollo 11 and living on the moon, Sesame Street, Fingerprints, patents and more.
August Writing Prompts - Writing prompt topics include: signing of the Declaration of Independence, National Joke Day, Amelia Earhart, I Have a Dream Speech, and much more.
September Writing Prompts - Topics include: National Book Month, the introduction of the color T.V., the Treaty of Paris, September 11th Day of Remembrance, Rosh Hashanah, Good Neighbor Day and more.
October Writing Prompts - Writing prompts include: Comic Strips, Fast Food, Earthquakes, International Red Cross, the Stock Market Crash of '29. and more.
November Writing Prompts - Prompts include: Daniel Boone, Elections, Basketball, the invention of the X-Ray, Women's Rights, Mickey Mouse's Birthday, the Gettysburg Address, and more.
December Writing Prompts - Writing prompt topics include: Rosa Parks, the phonograph and CD's, Human Rights Day, Snow and the first day of winter, and more.
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