Try not to turn each of these jokes and riddles into too much of an opportunity to teach, though with younger children, you might have some 'splaining to do, Lucy.
Teacher: Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
Student: On the bottom.
Teacher: The Declaration of Independence was written in Philadelphia. True or false?
Student: False. It was written in ink.
What did Paul Revere say at the end of his ride? I've got to get a softer saddle.
And just to be teachery, don't forget Longfellow's adventuresome poem, 'The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.' It's so cheesy, kids love it.
Paul Revere's Ride
|Embarrassed someone saw my crack.|
|Keep in torch!|
What did the visitor say as he left the Statue of Liberty? Keep in torch.
What did one flag say to another--nothing, it just waved.
|'What kind of tea do Americans thirst for? Liber--ty. Ha ha.'|
What colonists told the most jokes? Punsylvanians.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. John Adams
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