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Happy Fourth of July!

4th of July Celebration
Explores the history behind the celebration, recounts the story of America's birthday, and delivers tidbits of information about holiday customs and related trivia.

Annie's Fourth of July Page
Offers a Christian perspective on the holiday, along with brief descriptions of patriotic/holiday symbols and various downloadable treats.

A Capitol Fourth
Includes patriotic music, holiday history, and an interactive quiz to test your knowledge of America's past. From PBS.

Fourth of July Celebrations Database
Offers an extensive history of the holiday, complete with chronologies, an overview of oral traditions, historic speeches, legislation, and stories.

Colonial Hall: Biographies of America's Founding Fathers
This site features biographical sketches of many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Sketches are reproduced from the book Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, originally published in 1829. The webmaster has modernized spelling in many instances, but younger readers may still find this material unduly challenging. Parents, teachers, and more advanced readers, however, are in for a real treat.

DLTK's Fourth of July Crafts
Printable templates for craft projects.

EnchantedLearning.com: July 4th Crafts and Activities
Features printable puzzles and various craft ideas, complete with illustrated directions.

The Fourth of July vs. Flag Day
Explains the difference between the two holidays and tells why each is important to U.S. citizens.

Independence Day on the Net
Recounts the story behind America's independence, details basic flag etiquette, and offers various historical documents related to America's birth.

Kid's Domain Fourth of July
Kid's Domain is another great resources for parents and teachers of younger children. It provides a child-friendly explanation of the Fourth of July, printable coloring pages, word puzzles, and much more.

John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
This page, highlighting one of America's most popular composers, introduces visitors to the man behind such American favorites as "Stars and Stripes Forever" (America's official march),"El Capitan," and other popular tunes. Also available for download are high-quality sound files of about one hundred of Sousa'a marches and other tunes.

July 4th Games from A Kid's Heart
Includes Javascript games to play online, printable coloring sheets, and word search puzzles.

4th of July at Perpetual Preschool
Art activities, songs, and snack ideas for the Fourth.

Today in History: July 4
Learn about the history of this holiday and see pictures and documents from the Library of Congress.

What Presidents Did on the Fourth of July
A chronology of how various presidents observed the Fourth during their White House tenure.


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