I don’t know about you, but, for some reason, holidays always tend to sneak up on me. I have tried to stay on top of it for years to no avail. Like The Fourth (4th) of July! And, I’m here to help with this terrific Fourth of July Unit Study!
But I have found a solution!
It’s been great that I have added the holidays to our homeschool planner. These are the holidays that I want to highlight in our homeschool by doing an activity, a book list or a unit on them.
No more forgetting holidays!
If it is in my planner, then it will get planned and included into our homeschool day or week, right? The best part is that I have also given myself little reminders in the planner a few weeks ahead, so I can start looking for what I need and have it ready in time.
In this post, we will be sharing with you a great printable activity for the 4th of July. It is one of our favorite holidays, especially because it is right in the middle of the Summer break.
An activity to highlight the 4th of July holiday is great because it gives us more time to research about it.
Let me show you what we do with these kinds of studies.
Fourth of July Book List
Whenever we are learning about a certain topic in our homeschool, whether is it History, Geography Science or anything else, we ALWAYS gather a book list.
Well, it is the easiest way to gather information and give the kids a great introduction to the topic. And the more books we have, the more in-depth we can go.
I try to get books in several levels of reading and length. That way, kids can feel free to read some on their own and not feel like all the books are too long or too difficult to read.
This is deliberately done because I don’t want the kids to depend on me reading to them or spoon-feeding them the information. Having books at their level gives them the freedom and independence to research and read on their own.
This is the epitome of learning! I love it!
Here is a great list of book that will go very well with our 4th of July printable pages:
The Fourth of July StoryIt’s Not About You, Mrs. Firecracker: A Love Letter About the True Meaning of the Fourth of July (The Love Letters Book Series)My Fourth of July4th of July Jokes For Kids: Fourth of July Gift Book For Boys and GirlsA Is for America: A Patriotic Alphabet BookOur FlagPie Is for SharingA Catered Fourth of July (A Mystery With Recipes Book 10)The Night Before the Fourth of JulyCapital Mysteries #6: Fireworks at the FBIThe Case of the July 4th Jinx (Milo and Jazz Mysteries)
History Unit Studies
Unit Studies are one of the many homeschooling styles out there. The best part is that it can be exclusive or you can always incorporate them into your homeschool, no matter which style of homeschooling you embrace.
These Unit Studies are very open-ended. You can go shallow and cover some basics about a topic or go as deep as you want.
We love Unit Studies! There have been Unit Studies that we’ve done that are a few pages long and others have lasted days because the kids were just so interested in the topics.
We just let them pursue their passion.
History is one of the best subjects for Unit Studies because it is so rich in events, dates, important and prominent people as well as places around the world.
You can end it at that or expand it, as the kids discover more and more interesting information about this wonderful and very important holiday in the United States.
Fourth of July Unit Studies Bundle
This particular set includes six pages and it offers a variety of activities that will give your kids more knowledge about the 4th of July (Independence Day in the United States).
It can be used by kids of different ages. Older kids can work on this independently. They just need a great stack of books to look through.
You might need to read some books and write down the answers for your younger kids, but it isn’t that hard to do. It is just a more hands-on approach for you.
This 4th of July Unit Studies printable includes:
- A Word Search page: It’s perfect for introducing important and relevant vocabulary for the unit.
- A page on George Washington: Kids will research and learn about who he was and why he was so instrumental in making the American Revolution from Britain a success.
- A page of famous quotes from the American Revolution: Many of them are quite popular and chances are, your kids have already heard some. Nonetheless, it is great to learn new ones and review the ones they already know.
- A page on the American Revolutionary War: It includes questions about the reasons and dates of the origin of the Revolutionary War.
- Notes on the 4th of July: Just like the page on the Revolutionary War, this one asks questions about how the holiday came about.
- A page about the United States: Kids will discover and enjoy learning fun and interesting facts about this wonderful country.
As you can see, this is a very thorough and very complete unit. I highly recommend it and will really enjoy doing it with my kids.
Yes, you can use the internet to find answers to these questions, but I want to challenge you to go a step further in your children’s education and actually get them physical books for their research.
It is important for them to know how to look for information within the text and pages in books and not just have the internet spewing the answers to their questions.
You will appreciate having important books like these in your home and your kids will be better students for learning to research this way.
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