EL Civics for ESL Students
Fourth of July Fireworks for Independence Day

ESL Fourth of July Lesson

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The Fourth of July is also called Independence Day. It is a federal holiday. Schools, banks, post offices, and government offices are closed on the Fourth of July. The Fourth of July is our most important national holiday because it celebrates the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence announced America's independence from Britain. It was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thomas Jefferson was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence. (3 pages)

Fourth of July Calendar

When is Independence Day?

  • It is on July 4th.
  • It is also called the Fourth of July.


Declaration of Independence

Why is it an important day?

  • It is an important day because it is the day the American colonies declared their independence from Britain.

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