A 4th of July Curriculum

July 25th, 2004 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

The 4th of July offers lots of opportunities to learn more about U.S. History, Social Studies, Science and more! Here are some websites to get you started.

Recommended Websites:

ClassBrain.com — 4th of July

At this site you will find a stunning compendium of 4th of July themed activities with links to history lessons, primary source documents, texts, literature, poems, songs, quizzes, puzzles, coloring pages, crafts and much more. There is enough material here to provide an entire unit study on American history and in particular the events associated with Independence Day.


Sponsored by PBS Nova, this site is all about the science behind fireworks. When you get to the site you will see a menu that includes:

  • Anatomy of a Firework — an illustrated guide to the different parts that make up a firework
  • Pyrotechnics: It’s Elemental — find out what elements from the Periodic Table of Elements are used in fireworks
  • Demolition Woman — read an interview with a female pyrotechnician and find out about what her job entails.

If you have kids who are fascinated by fireworks — they will enjoy learning about the science behind the sparklers. Happy 4th of July!


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