American Independence Day

Flora Michti
28th June 2019
Celebrating the 4th of July

Activities, worksheets and fun lesson ideas to celebrate the 4th of July with your elementary and high-school students

On 4 July 1776, with President Thomas Jefferson looking on, the Declaration of Independence was signed and the nation of the United States of America was born. Mark this day in style with our collection of resources, ranging from cootie catchers to thought-provoking presentations.


Sesame Street: Thomas Jefferson Needs a Quill

If you're watching videos with your preschooler and would like to do so in a safe, child-friendly environment, please join us at How the Declaration of Independence began. Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.
By SesameStreet

4th of July - Independence Day Activities

This resource helps your students understand and celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Children recognize this important holiday, thank for their country and write a letter to the president identifying needs and wants of their country. Children write their own proposals to make their country it a better place.

All the activities were created to pay tribute to the Independence Day and the most important patriotic symbols. Learning more about the history of these symbols helps to make the celebration of July 4th more meaningful.

This resource includes:

  • Cootie Catcher with Patriotic Symbols (Black & White Version)
  • Cootie Catcher with Patriotic Symbols (Color Version)
  • Letter to the President (Needs - Wants and Proposals)
  • Pennat 1: Facts About 4th of July
  • Pennat 2: I am Thankful for My Country Because …
  • Patriotic American Symbols (K - W - L Chart )

Happy Independence Day!

By ClassPlus

Independence Day Resource Bundle

What is Independence Day? And why is it such a big celebration for our friends in America?

Use the American Independence Day Resource Bundle to answer these questions and engage your students in a study of celebrations and commemorations in America and around the world.

Australian Curriculum Link: ACHASSK065

This resource is delivered as a 15 page PDF in A4 size.

So, what's included?

✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it!

✓ Entertaining 400-word article entitled Stars & Stripes targeted at readers in Years 3-6.

✓ Celebrations & Commemorations definitions poster

✓ KW Chart template to find out what students know, and what they would like to know about American Independence Day, or a national or international celebration of their choice.

✓ The Fourth of July in Pictures.

✓ Independence Day Sensory Chart worksheet asks students to imagine was Fourth of July festivities look like, smell like, sound like etc...

✓ Independence Day Comprehension Questions

✓ American Symbol Match worksheet

✓ Independence Day and Australia Day comparative worksheet

✓ Celebration Passport template

Purchase Issue 21 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag:
By HistoriCool

Independence Day Themed Bookmarks

Independence themed bookmarks to give away. Great to use as inexpensive gifts for your pupils. Laminate for longer life.
By jinkydabon


American History; War of Independence

Lessons examining the War of Independence including causation (why was the war fought) and methods (how was the war fought) and consequences (why did the British lose).
By alainechristian

The Declaration of Independence Task Cards

These task cards are a great way for students to learn about the Declaration of Independence.

This product contains 18 cards with multiple choice questions about the Declaration of Independence. A recording sheet and an answer key are included. Blank cards are also included for questions to be added, if wanted. The same 24 cards are also available in a non-multiple choice option as well.
By ScienceSpot

The Declaration of Independence

A one-page look at the Declaration of Independence with corresponding note chart and review activity.
By jyoung121

Reading Comprehension Worksheet with answer key 'Fourth of July' The Independence Day of USA

  1. 4th of July is the American Independence Day celebrated across the country in every state.
  2. This comprehension passage answers why do Americans celebrate 4th of July, a brief history , how Americans celebrate it and its significance.
  3. Comprehension passage and worksheet with key is given.
  4. This comprehension is suitable for grade 4 or grade 5
By B-Blicious K

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