The American War of Independence, or Revolutionary War, led to the birth of the United States. Navigating the thin line between frustrating the students and developing learning skills can be challenging. United States of America facts... 1. This becomes a vicious circle and students find it almost impossible to get out of it without side help and assistance. Skyscrapers like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler are so large that they have their own zip code! 100 acres of pizza are served in the U.S. every single day. But here’s the thing: academic expectations in the U.S. vary widely from school to school. Long hours engaged in homework can leave students unmotivated and overwhelmed. Hollywood in California is the movie centre of the world and has been since the late 1800s. Facts about American Food 4: Orange Orange is one of the biggest commodities in Florida. Canada is slightly bigger than the USA and about as big as China. On February 25, 2013, the estimated population of the US was 315,568,000. Very grateful now to be a subscriber and wanted to say a huge well done to you all as I think it's a great site and resource.'. Watch Newsround reports to see US kids explain Thanksgiving, find out more about Thanksgiving celebrations in the USA and about Thanksgiving traditions, Find out more about American life in Colonial times on the Colonial Williamsburg website, Discover some of America's favourite pastimes, sports and hobbies (baseball, music and quilting) and find out more about America's culture, Learn more about famous American inventors, politicians, performers and activists on a Library of Congress website for kids, Read the story of the creation of the USA's first iconic flag, the Star-Spangled Banner, Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and lead America through the Civil War and ending the slave system in America, Read kids' fiction about black history and find out more about slavery and the Underground Railround, the American Civil War in the 1860s and the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, Find out more about immigration to America and how the United States was built by people from many different countries, See inside the White House, one of the most famous buildings in the world, Understand more about September 11, 2001 and how the events of 9/11 shaped modern American history, The interactive map on the Visit USA site offers facts, ideas and videos about each area, See lots of photographs of American destinations on the GoUSA website, Information about visiting the USA's most iconic city, New York City, See the Statue of Liberty up close (and online!).