Independence Day, the day when we celebrate the birth of America, is here! In towns across America, people celebrate Independence Day with parades, barbecues, and of course, fireworks! But do you know the actual history of this holiday, its significance, and when it got recognized as a holiday? This video and the additional resources below will tell you the answers to these questions, as well as some other interesting facts you may not have known!
- Here is a website that tells lots of interesting facts about Independence Day!
- Here is an article with some more interesting facts about Independence Day!
Topics for Discussion:
- Name one Independence Day fact that you didn’t know before reading this post.
- Why is Independence Day so important to America?
- This Indpendence Day, take time to remember the true significance of the holiday and be grateful for the country born that day!
- Visit the Independence Day page of the Holidays website for ideas about celebrating the holiday in a patriotic way!
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.