Fourth of July - Teacher Resources

Why Do We Celebrate the 4th of July?

4th of July, also known as Independence Day, commemorates this historic date in 1776, when the United States adopted the Declaration of Independence, marking freedom from British Colonial rule. 4th of July celebrations might include fireworks, parades, fairs and carnivals, concerts, sports events, family gatherings and much more. However people choose to celebrate, this federal holiday is all about celebrating and honoring the history and traditions of the United States.

How to Celebrate Independence Day in the Classroom

Kick start celebrations with your students with our 4th July lesson plans, activities and printables, and integrate this holiday into your curriculum with ease. Enhance your students’ history knowledge with our Independence Day worksheets on the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. Browse our printables for fun ways to help students feel patriotic from reading warm-ups to exploring patriotic songs and symbols. Our choice boards for middle school and elementary grades are great for providing your students with a range of activities and are perfect for supplementing our other 4th of July activities for elementary students.

Educational Videos
View our short videos about the Fourth of July and extend your students' knowledge about the Boston Tea Party or the American Revolution with the extension activities prepared for each video.
Choose from our list of printables to increase your students' knowledge about the history of the U.S. through patriotic songs and symbols, warm-ups, and making a pop-up book about the Declaration of Independence.
Choice Boards
Lesson Plans
Our Lesson Plans will help students understand U. S. history with activities such as learning about Thomas Jefferson's contributions, and a reading with writing activity that makes a U.S. flag for the bulletin board.
Refer to our resources on the Fourth of July to enhance your teaching strategies and lessons. Some activities included in the reference information.
Related Subjects
Add to your lessons for the Fourth of July using our Related Subjects. Includes patriotic, women's history, U.S. government and constitution, along with individual states resources.
History Resources
Increase students' learning by enhancing their history knowledge using these resources on the Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, and more.
Reading & Language Arts Resources
Interconnect Language Arts skills using these activities and expand your students' learning. Includes completing the words for the National Anthem, a bibliography, and a reading warm-up.
Art & Music Activities
These fun Art and Music activities will enhance your Fourth of July lessons and increase student's learning with patriotic music and art activities.

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