Independence Day is a great holiday to use as a rabbit trail for learning. This day holds a lot of opportunities for branching out with history, geography, science, philosophy, religion, and even math! Here is a list of ten great educational Independence Day videos for kids.
Liberty’s Kids – The First Fourth of July (23:18)
Independence Day – A Kid Explains History (3:43)
History of the 4th of July: a Crash Course US History Special (5:28)
A Brief History of the 4th of July- Animated Documentary (4:31)
25 Fun Facts About 4th Of July That Will Make You Want To Celebrate (4:18)
The Evolution Of US Flags (In 80 Seconds)
Schoolhouse Rock – The Shot Heard ‘Round the World (3:23)
Schoolhouse Rock – No More Kings (3:01)
Schoolhouse Rock – Fireworks (3:03)
A 10th video just for fun
4th of July Fireworks Ambient Video. Let freedom ring with this bombastic ambient video! Celebrate the Independence of our nation and enjoy the vivid fireworks during a 4th of July barbecue. (8 hours, free on Amazon Prime.)
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