Fourth of July - Teacher Resources

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Celebrate Independence Day in your classroom with these resources, lessons, and printables about the founding of the United States. You'll find plenty of cross-curricular activities to keep your class busy. Fourth-of-July tie-ins include history references, reading activities, language arts exercises, social studies worksheets, and more. From the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, to fireworks and picnics, we have the resources you need to incorporate Independence Day into your classroom lessons.

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    Declaration of Independence Quiz

    How much do your students know about America's earliest days of independenc... read more

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    Favorite July 4th Activities Slideshow

    Celebrate Independence Day with your students before they leave for summer ... read more

    Daily Warm-Ups

    "The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up

    Learn the history behind the "The Star-Spangled Banner" while improving stu... read more


    History of Fireworks Reading Warm-Up

    Students read a nonfiction passage about the history of fireworks and answe... read more


    Ex-Presidents Send Letters of Regret

    Children can read letters written by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, which... read more


    Abolitionists Protest the Fourth

    Print a worksheet that presents a poem about slavery, which was written by ... read more


    Signers of the Declaration of Independence

    Print a worksheet that presents some facts about the signers of the Declara... read more


    Wife of Founding Father Speaks Out

    This printable tells a story about President John Adams's wife, Abigail Ada... read more


    On July 4th…

    Teach children about some important historical events that happened on the ... read more


    The Quotable Fourth

    Use this printable to show children famous quotes about the Fourth of July.... read more


    The Liberty Bell

    Distribute a printable social studies activity that focuses on patriotic sy... read more


    Special Days

    Employ a printable activity that helps build skills in recognizing names of... read more


    American History Bibliography

    Enhance understanding with a teaching guide that offers book ideas about Am... read more


    July 4th Trivia

    Learn about the birth of America and U.S. history through this Fourth of Ju... read more


    American Patriotic Pencil Wrap

    Have students celebrate America by topping off their pens and pencils with ... read more