TeachersFirst's Independence Day Resources
Independence Day is a wonderful time to learn about United States history and government. Use these resources to help your students better understand this holiday and why we celebrate every July.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomUse this music as background when students work on projects, especially those for Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day. Share this one on your teacher web page just in time for summer so students and parents can enjoy patriotic background music during their holiday celebrations.
GradesK to 8
In the ClassroomWhether teaching in person in a classroom, using flipped learning, or remote learning (distance learning), you are sure to find the perfect Fourth of July activity to engage your students in any subject. If you are teaching in a classroom, you may want to set up stations for students to rotate through and learn from and enjoy several activities. For remote learning, you can use Unhangout, reviewed here, to set up your stations and have students rotate through them virtually.
GradesK to 4
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In the ClassroomNeed to find quick activities for a special holiday in your class? Find ready-made activities to use during center time, class celebrations, or special reward time on your interactive whiteboard. After school programs can easily use activities for all different interests during holiday times.
GradesK to 12
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In the ClassroomUse these resources to connect Independence Day to your curriculum in almost any subject or select one or two ideas to highlight along with your regular lessons.
Grades3 to 9
In the ClassroomShare the puzzles on your interactive whiteboard or projector or make them available as links on your teacher public page. Have students (or groups) create their own illustrated dictionaries of terms using a tool such as Bookemon, reviewed here. As you add more vocabulary lists during the year, have them select their favorite 6-10 terms from each list to add to their "book."
GradesK to 5
In the ClassroomShare this one on your teacher web page just in time for summer so students have something to do when they are "bored" on rainy days!
Grades2 to 8
In the ClassroomGet an interactive whiteboard and test your students' knowledge of Independence Day with the online quizzes. There are so many choices for observing July 4th, with any grade level, that you can't go wrong! It's a bonus that some activities will lend themselves to small group work.
Grades3 to 5
In the ClassroomThis is a great tool to introduce your class to the meaning of independence, symbols and more. Get an interactive whiteboard and take your students back in time - to 1776.
GradesK to 12
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