A CAPITOL FOURTH, our national Independence Day celebration, kicks off our country’s 241st birthday on Sunday, July 2. From 8:00 – 9:30pm, WGBY will broadcast the all-star musical broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. With 20 cameras around the city, viewers have a great seat for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation!
To learn and teach about the history of America’s birthday and discover why we celebrate Independence Day as we do today, you can view Independence Day: All About the Holidays. You can also download PBS LearningMedia’s free iBook from the iTunes store — All About the Holidays — for lesson plans, additional resources, and more teacher support.