Declaration of Independence – Videos & Activities

Watch the videos to learn about The Declaration of Independence, which was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

Boston Tea Party and Thomas Jefferson

Appropriate Grades: K–3

This video gives a brief overview of historical events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Source: Pearson Social Studies on youtube.com

Length: 2 minutes 16 seconds

Extension Activities

Declaration of Independence Song

Appropriate Grades: 4–8

Learn about the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence through the catchy song in this music video.

Source: The Grammarheads on youtube.com

Length: 4 minutes 1 seconds

Extension Activities

America the Story of Us: Declaration of Independence

Appropriate Grades: 9-12

This video considers the wording of the Declaration of Independence and its indictment of King George III.

Source: History Channel on youtube.com

Length: 4 minutes

Extension Activities

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