July 4th Audio & Video Dramatic Interpretations

June 24th, 2010 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Thursday, June 24, 2010 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
LearCenter.org – Dramatic Reading of Declaration of Independence

Age Range: All (Young children may enjoy some aspects of these presentations.)

In 2001, as part of the City of Philadelphia’s Independence Day celebration, the Declaration of Independence was read at Philadelphia Museum of Art by a host of Hollywood notables including Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Renee Zellweger, Mel Gibson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Spacey, and more.

This event was part of “The Declaration of Independence Road Trip” that was produced and sponsored by renown film director, Norman Lear. Click on the featured link above to watch the  dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence for free at the non-profit Lear Center website. The video is about 15 minutes long.

To enhance this experience, you’ll find a zoomable copy of the Declaration of Independence that you can read online at the Colonial Williamsburg website.

ClickSchooling has featured the incredible Colonial Williamsburg website 3 times over the past 10 years because it archives a tremendous wealth of knowledge for educators and students of American colonial history.

You’ll find more free entertaining and dramatic readings on audio and video archived in their Podcast Library on a wide variety of topics about colonial life, including a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence

You may also enjoy Patrick Henry’s Famous Speech: “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”  See a photo of Patrick Henry, read a preface and follow the full text of the speech as you listen to the dramatic reading of it.

These are terrific resources to use in the days leading up to a celebration of this nation’s birth on July 4th.


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