The Liberty Bell

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11994

If you had a toy or instrument or radio that didn't work any more, would you keep it? Maybe you would if it meant something special. Find out why America keeps a 250-year-old bell that doesn't work!


United States

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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What do you notice about the bell pictured above? Why would you save it in that condition?

The Liberty Bell is a United States monument that is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The bell is a symbol of liberty and freedom in the United States of America. During this lesson, you will learn all about the Liberty Bell.

In 1751, the Liberty Bell was made in London, England. It was made by creating a cast that was the shape of the bell. Melted copper and tin were poured into the cast, taking the shape of the bell. Once the bell was finished, it was sent to the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia. During the Revolutionary War, the Liberty Bell was hidden to keep it from getting damaged. Today, the Liberty Bell is still located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The first time the Liberty Bell was ever rung, it cracked as soon as it started to ring. They had to recast the bell twice to fix it. Finally, in the year 1846, the bell was cracked for a final time when it was rung on George Washington's birthday. Since then, the bell has not been able to ring.

Today, the Liberty Bell can be found in the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Many people visit the Liberty Bell. The Liberty Bell stands for the independence and the freedom of the United States of America.

You have just learned about the history of The Liberty Bell. Share two important facts you learned about The Liberty Bell with your parent or teacher.

After sharing your facts, move on to the Got It? section, where you will create your own Liberty Bell!

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