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4th of July

firework-rocketRelated Posts:

America The Beautiful

Revolutionary War: Independence

Recommended Books:

  • Fourth of July Mice! by Bethany Roberts
  • Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney! by Leslie Kimmelman
  • The 4th of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh
  • Ellis The Elephant series by Callista Gingrich
  • The American Revolution For Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Janis Herbert
  • Doodle Dandy!: The Complete Book of Independence Day Words by Lynda Graham-Barber

Lesson Points To Cover:

  • July 4, 1776 ~ Independence/Freedom from England
  • The first celebration actually took place the next year on July 4, 1777
  • The first American flag had 13 stars and 13 stripes
  • American Symbols: U.S. Flag, Bald Eagle, Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, White House

Quiz with five questions related to Independence Day. (answer key)

Did You Know?:

  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the wild turkey to be the national bird rather than the bald eagle
  • Names for the U.S. Flag are “Stars & Stripes” or “Old Glory”
  • Calvin Coolidge (the 13th President) was born on July 4 in 1872


Get me to Philadelphia map activity


Collection of 4th of July crafts

Related Resource:

Coloring Pages:

Fourth of July/Patriotic Poemslink here

Song: The Star Spangled Banner (became America’s national anthem in 1931)

Joke: What makes more noise than a firecracker? two firecrackers



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