The 4th of July is full of picnics, parties, family, and fun. On that date, in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed and the United States of America was born. To remind kids why we are celebrating, we created a reading comprehension activity from a passage in our 5th Grade Simple Solutions Social Studies book. Kids can read about why the Declaration of Independence was written and answer a few comprehension questions about the passage. This activity is a great way to learn about the birthday of our country and practice reading comprehension skills at the same time!
Another fun way to learn more about the signing of the Declaration of Independence is to watch the School House Rock video, Fireworks! This video does a fantastic job at giving the details of this historic event in a 3 minute video. If you aren’t careful, you will be singing the catchy tune the rest of the day!
We have created other American History activities in past blogs. Check out these links while preparing for your 4th of July celebrations!
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