For many people, July 4th means fireworks; wearing red, white, and blue; picnics; etc. Your children likely join into the celebration, but they may not understand the actual significance of this day. Below are some tips on teaching your children why the Fourth of July is significant, as well as what it means to be patriotic.
The Star Spangled Banner
Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner at Fort Henry, Baltimore, Maryland on September 13, 1814.