Videos for the 4th of July

Happy Independence Day! Before we go to a parade and eat hot dogs and hamburgers, how about studying what we are celebrating? Does your child know the original 13 colonies who declared independence from Great Britain? Do you? ūüôā

You can have your patriot label and color the map of the original 13 colonies.

13 Colonies Printable Nies Blank Map Ring Page Pages Original Thirteen Free Nies Review Worksheets

The following videos are about some of the events that lead up to the war.  For older students, they can take notes on the videos. Be sure to discuss what you have watched afterward.


You can use the documents below for copywork, memorization, or recitation. I read some documents several years ago at our family gathering and what a discussion and a sense of the magnitude of what those men did for us to become an independent country settled on us that day. It made me thankful for their courage to stand up to tyranny.

Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Second Virginia Convention, 1775

The preamble to the Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Declaration of Independence

If you have a poetry teatime, then Paul Revere’s Ride would be perfect. Listen to the cadence that this poem has as you read it aloud. It really does feel like you are riding on a horse! CLICK HERE

Looking for some activities to do with your children? Playdough to Plato has 25 things to do for your young patriots. CLICK HERE

Have a great week!  ~Lisa~


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