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.
PBS: A Capital Fourth
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."
BrainPOP: Declaration of Independence
Watch a short cartoon about the Declaration of Independence, and learn why we celebrate Independence Day on July Fourth. Make sure to try the quiz.
4th of July Theme Unit
Here are many printable activities for Independence Day.
Find out how Independence Day has been celebrated since the late 1800s.
Activities and Crafts for July 4th
This site has many activity ideas and crafts for July 4th.
How Fireworks Work
This site explains how fireworks work.
The Declaration of Independence
Read about the Declaration of Independence and why we celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July.
Holidays in the U.S.A.: Independence Day
Read about the history of Independence Day and the origins of the patriotic songs America the Beautiful and Yankee Doodle.
Children's books about the Fourth of July
Here is a list of children's books about Independence Day.
Schoolhouse Rock: Fireworks Song
Here are lyrics to a Schoolhouse Rocks song about the Fourth of July and the Declaration of Independence.
Try to complete this Fourth of July word search.
Independence Day Celebrations
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.
Celebrating the 4th
Find out more about Independence Day celebrations and topics from the American flag to hotdogs. Also includes quizzes and crossword puzzles. NOTE: The website includes pop-up and banner ads.
eThemes Resource: Declaration of Independence
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.
eThemes Resource: Revolutionary War: Elementary
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.
eThemes Resource: Democracy: Citizenship and Community Responsibility
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.
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