The American National Anthem is “The Star Spangled Banner.” Check here for the history behind the song and to listen to the tune (button is on the right hand side) and also for the lyrics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner.
The United States has a huge Birthday celebration on July 4th for Independence Day which commemorates the adoption of the final draft of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 (declaring independence from Great Britain).
Here a few sites that offer the history of Independence Day:
A fun song for kids would be “Yankee Doodle.” Check here for the history behind the song as well as earlier version of the lyrics and to listen to the tune (button at the very bottom right hand side) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee_doodle
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If you live in the USA use this theme day prior to or after the Fourth of July activities in your community. If you don’t live in the United States use this theme day as a way to explore another country at any time of the year or on July 4th.
Print out the Family Theme Day Planner and decide which activities you’d like to do and in what order.
For another song try “America the Beautiful.” Check here for the history and to listen to the song (button on the right hand side) and for the lyrics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_the_Beautiful