5 Ways to Teach Your Children About Independence Day

On the Fourth of July, it's easy to get so caught up in the parades and fireworks you forget to focus on the significance of this important day. Here are some tips for enjoying quality time with family without forgetting the fundamentals!

1) Read a Book

There's nothing like immersing yourself in a good book to put you in the right mindset. Is patriotic literature scarce on your bookshelves at home? Head down to the library and check out a classic, like Johnny Tremain, to spark your child's fascination in America's early formation. Want to go deeper? Pick a founding father to explore. Read his biography and learn more about his personality, interests and accomplishments.

Short on ideas? Start with this list of bestsellers. 12 Star-Spangled, Spectacular Books for Kids

1) Watch a Documentary

Films offer an excellent way to revisit history in a memorable way. Start a new tradition of watching a classic film or documentary about our nation’s birth.

1) Visit a Landmark

Road trips are a fun and educational way to spend time with the fam. There are so many landmarks around this country where history has been made --- from Philadelphia to the Alamo, the redwoods to the grand canyon. Use Fourth of July as an excuse to watch a historical re-enactment or see a breathtaking view. Not fond of road trips? Do a little research and you're sure to find some historical treasures in your own hometown.

4) Make a Flag

The flag is a familiar symbol to children in America, but how many actually know the history? A crafty art or baking project gives the perfect hands-on opportunity to teach our flag's history, why it looks the way it does and the many transformations it's been through.

5) Look at Artifacts

Want to give kids some perspective of what the world looked like in Philadelphia when the Declaration of Independence was signed? Take them to a musuem to explore what people wore when our country was founded and the technology of the era. Don't forget plenty of art can be found on web archives, such as Mercury One’s collection of historical artifacts featured online.

What About You?

Do you have a favorite way to teach your kids about Independence Day? Share it with us in the comments section below.

There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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