These apps, videos, and activities will teach your students about the country’s roots


Having sizzling burgers during the day and watching a lit-up sky at night seem to be hallmarks of celebrating the Fourth of July.

But if that’s all our students think of on Independence Day, they are missing a huge part of the U.S. experience.

Here’s how you can take advantage of the perfect moment to give kids a little history lesson with these resources.

Because they’re all interactive, you can still enjoy your summer break while students learn a little about the nation’s founding.

1.     Apples4theTeacher

This educational resource for teachers has an entire page dedicated to Fourth of July activities and games for kids. It even includes delicious recipes like “Booming Firecracker Cupcakes.”

2.      Washington D.C. App by Kids Discover

With this app, kids can get a virtual tour of Washington, D.C., as well as learn about the monuments, take quizzes, and play games. There’s a separate section for students to learn about the Declaration of Independence titled, “Of the People, By the People, For the People.”

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