Holidays and Celebrations Worksheet: Independence Day Reading

Holidays and Celebrations Worksheet: Independence Day Reading

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Holidays and Celebrations Worksheet: Independence Day Reading
This worksheet is called 'Holidays and Celebrations Worksheet: Independence Day Reading' and was first presented by Scholastic, also available for free at their website. This 1-page worksheet is a piece of reading about the history of Independence Day, how the holiday started, why it is celebrated, what the Declaration of Independence is, who were the first people to sign it and what civic rights it protects. You might want to prepare a few abstracts from the Declaration for your students to get acquainted with, or ask them to bring the passages they find the most interesting/important and present them in class. This worksheet can help to make the class informative and even enlightening for those who were not quite sure to what they owe this long summer weekend.