We've got a suggestion for families this 4th of July weekend. In between the cook-outs, trips to the beach, and fireworks, find a couple of hours to rent the movie 1776 and watch it with your children. The Broadway version of this musical film won the Pulitzer Prize; the film version retains much of the Broadway cast. It's a charming and conversation provoking look at what was going on as our Founding Fathers negotiated what would become the Declaration of Independence. And that is, after all, what this holiday is all about.
Have a safe and happy weekend!