Favorite July 4th Activities Slideshow

Celebrate the Fourth of July with your students before they leave for summer vacation, with our favorite Independence Day printables, lesson plans, and activities. You'll find information on the history of the flag and our national anthem, lessons on the Declaration of Independence, and patriotic art projects that will entertain your class.
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Updated on: January 30, 2008
Compare two declarations for personal rights and have students write their own. This is a great resource to use during Women's History Month (March) when discussing women's suffrage and other rights.

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Boy reading to class with map

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Do you know all of the verses to "America"? Test yourself and your students with some patriotic songs.

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The text of the "Star-Spangled Banner" and some historical information concerning the song and Francis Scott Key.

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Learn the history behind the "The Star-Spangled Banner" while improving students' reading skills. This printable warm-up about American history includes a nonfiction reading passage and comprehension questions.

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Learn about the birth of America through patriotic poems and songs.

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Help your students learn about the U.S. flag with this bulletin board.

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Make a pop-up book that reviews the origins of the Declaration of Independence. Students will enjoy coloring the illustrations in this Fourth of July art activity.

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Read this story about the Declaration of Independence to learn about the birth of America.

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Take a detailed look at the people and events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Fourth of July. This printable book includes plenty of activities and lessons about United States history.

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