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Independence Day

The Declaration of Independence, the letter to King George III declaring that the United States of America would not tolerate the grievances contained therein, was signed on July 4, 1776, right? Actually, although the statement drafted by Thomas Jefferson was officially adopted by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4th, it was not signed until August 2, 1776 (and even then not all of the signers were present).
Homeschool resources about Independence Day

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Text over illustration of sky and clouds - Time4Learning and Fun for everyone: Online education for PreK-12th
Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.
Text Time4Learning and rotating graphics for math, science, social studies, and language arts

Charters of Freedom  (M,O,T)
Primary sources from the National Archives

DLTK's Custom Dominos  (Y)
Great tool for any holiday or unit study theme. Pick a theme for your dominoes and then choose color or black and white before printing.

Independence National Historical Park  (Y,M,O,T)
Independence Hall is the assembly hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Liberty Bell is located there as well. The website offers links and information for folks not able to visit in person.

Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Library of Congress. A look at the drafting documents to the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration of Independence  (Y)
From the History Place.com

Primary Documents in American History  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Library of Congress: Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights, The Federalist Papers, Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789, Guide to American Historical Documents Online, and Charters of Freedom from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Declaration of Independence  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Library of Congress - Primary Documents in American History

The Declaration of Independence  (Y,M,O,T)
From the National Archives (where the Declaration is housed), this website includes images of the original Declaration and its history as well as links to other important national documents that are housed at the Archives.

Fourth of July Crafts & Other Fun  (Y M)
From DLTK-Kids.com Includes crafts, printables, recipes, coloring pages, and games.

Crafts, Books, and Printables  (Y)
Large selection of 4th of July items from Enchanted Learning

4th of July in History  (M,O)
From the US Library of Congress

Independence Day  (Y,M,O,T)
From Education World.com accessed through Wayback Archives

The Road to Revolution Game  (Y,M,O,T)
An online game about the American Revolution. Every correct answer moves you further along the timeline to Revolution.

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