July Fourth is Independence Day, when we celebrate the thirteen American colonies declaring independence from the British Empire on July 4, 1776. This marked the beginning of a new nation, built on freedom. It's become one of the biggest holiday celebrations in the U.S., comprised of parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, and concerts, culminating in a fireworks show.
Get back to its roots with an in-depth look at the events that started it all. Review the Declaration of Independence with this color version. Read about some of the major figures who played an important role during the war. Hang this color poster of some key figures as a supplement to the reading passage. Pick one of these famous figures and write a comprehensive biography. Using various resources, children will research the figure that they personally find interesting. Become a delegate for one of the thirteen colonies represented at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Role-play some of the issues that led to the Declaration of Independence.
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