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Fourth of July – Teacher Resources

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.

Educational Videos

Declaration of Independence – Videos & Activities


American Flag (in color)
"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
The Declaration of Independence Little Book
Patriotic Poems and Songs
The Declaration of Independence: The First 182 Words
The Liberty Bell
United States Flag Bulletin Board Example
More Popular Independence Day Printables

Lesson Plans

The Era of Thomas Jefferson
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
American Flag Bulletin Board


Declaration of Independence
"Star-Spangled Banner"
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
Born on the 4th of July
More Flag Facts
The Early Congresses
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag

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Biographies – Teacher Resources
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U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers
Social Studies
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Flag Day – Teacher Resources
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History Resources

Declaration of Independence – Videos & Activities
Articles of Confederation
Favorite July 4th Activities Slideshow
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence Quiz
More Popular Independence Day History Resources

Reading & Language Arts Resources

American History Bibliography
History of Fireworks Reading Warm-Up
Stars and Stripes -- First Draft

Art & Music Activities

Patriotic Songs
More Patriotic Art Activities

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