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.
Writing Prompts #4
Imagine that the United States was never freed from the British. What would it
be like to still be part of a colony that was ruled from afar? How might the
laws be different? Why might you feel differently about your heritage?
In a distant possible future, all fireworks have been made into digital
holograms. While the displays have become brighter, bolder and more
high-definition, they are no longer real. What do you think such artificial
explosions would lose by being faked? Which would you prefer, digital or real,
You and your friends have decided to declare your independence and start a new
country. What points might you try to make in this declaration? How would your
new country alter the way people are treated? What would your new nation be
called and why?
Independence Day is about freedom, but even after the Revolutionary War there
were plenty of people who still weren't free. Why do you think slavery was
still a part of early America? How do you think slaves felt with their masters
talking about freedom and independence and why?
After opening a random book in the library, you've found out that one of your
relatives was friends with the founding fathers of the nation. What did this
ancestor of yours do with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and others? How
was he or she involved with the creation of the United States?
What is your favorite 4th of July barbecue activity, other than eating? Why do
you enjoy it so much?
You have been transported hundreds of years in the past to the Revolutionary
War. You have been given an American flag to keep safe during the battle for
independence. What do you do with the symbol of our nation to keep it safe? How
do you avoid capture and keep yourself out of harm's way?
You are the Declaration of Independence, a piece of parchment in a museum that
witnessed some of the greatest moments of our nation's beginning. What are some
of the stories you could tell? What secrets might you know that historians left
Do you think it's important to remember how the United States of America was
started as a country? Why or why not? What benefits might we gain from
remembering our past?
How do you think people will look at the founders of the United States far, far
in the future? Will they still be celebrated as heroes? Why or why not?
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Written by Bryan Cohen
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