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Holiday: Independence Day
These sites have information about the history of Independence Day. There are many online games, crafts, and activity ideas. Listen to patriotic music, and create your own fireworks show. Includes links to eThemes Resources on the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence, and citizenship.
This PBS site has information about the history of the national holiday. Click on "Fun 'N Games" to create your own fireworks display set to music. Also try to unscramble the puzzle under "Puzzle Challenge."
Find out more about Independence Day celebrations and the history. topics from the American flag to hotdogs. Also includes quizzes and crossword puzzles. NOTE: The website includes pop-up and banner ads.
Read Thomas Jefferson's drafts and final version of the Declaration of Independence and see an image of the original document. Includes biographies on the signers, plus paintings that depict the scene. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on the Revolutionary War where you can learn about the events leading up to the signing.
This resource focuses on the major events leading up to the American Revolution. The reading level is for elementary students. Learn about the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, Proclamation of 1763, and more. Includes timelines, maps, and games. An eThemes Resource on biographies of people involved in the Revolutionary War is attached as well as the middle school resource on the war.
These sites are about the rights and responsibilities of members of society. Includes ideas for getting children involved in their communities and for understanding their rights. Includes links to eThemes Resources on historic documents, communities, the democratic process, and elections.