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Fourth Of July Fireworks In Townsend TN

Townsend Fourth Of July 2010

Yes, Townsend will be having their free, annual fireworks show again this year! It will be held at the same place as in years past -in the field just past the Highland Manor Inn on 321.

Townsend Fireworks Sign

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Music from Tennessee State Line -a country, bluegrass and gospel band- will start at 8:30pm and Tiffany Webb will sing patriotic songs at 9:15pm. The fireworks will start around 9:45pm.

To find a good parking spot, get here at least an hour early -and bring your lawn chairs or you’ll be sitting on the ground!

These pictures were taken last year -about a half a mile away from the show site:

Parking At Fireworks Show in Townsend

Parking Up 321 For Townsend Fireworks

Blessings and Happy Fourth of July!


Free Fourth Of July Unit Studies

Updated August 29, 2012

Help your children learn about the Fourth of July with these free unit studies:

  • Simple Schooling Fourth of July Freebies -Two printable unit studies. A 25 page unit for younger children consisting of the events leading up to the Revolutionary War, patriotic songs, the Declaration of Independence, and an explanation of the Great Seal plus a 17 page unit packed full of details that the older kids need to think critically about the subject. Available until Sunday July 4th, 2010. This offer has expired.
  • Independence Day: Holiday Study Series -A brief, but informative study about Independence Day. Included in this unit: information and fact page about Independence Day, illustration/coloring page, questions worksheet, facts copywork, basic blank copywork page with photo/illustration, suggested vocabulary words including definitions, blank vocabulary cards, vocabulary word search, and suggested websites. Grades 1-5. Please note: This offer is no longer free, but can be purchased for $1.00.
  • 4th of July Montessori Unit Study -Links for a complete unit study on the 4th of July. These PreK and K-10 links will lead you to articles, hands-on activities and other exercises that are compatible with the Montessori classified reading cards, grammar, creative writing, art, social studies and other extensive lesson plans.

More Free Resources For Learning About The Fourth Of July

  • Connect The Thoughts Your Weekly Journal: June 28-July 4 -A FREE week’s worth of fun for students ages 9-adult. Each day the student learns about interesting things that are happening on that day, or that have happened on that day in history. This offer has expired.
  • Independence Day Web Hunt -A lesson plan to show students how and why we celebrate Independence Day -the history of Independence Day and how different people celebrate Independence Day in the United States. Grades 2-4
  • 4th of July Worksheets -4 patriotic themed worksheets for PreK-2 grade include writing practice, patterns activity, magic squares and a scissors skills activity.
  • The American Revolution and It’s Era -Library of Congress collection of 1750-1789 maps and charts of North America, Fort William Henry, the Virginia Colony and the eastern coast of North America
  • Women of the Revolutionary War -brief information about women in the War of Independence, the roles they played, vocabulary lists and activities, for grades 5-8.

Happy Independence Day,


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More Fourth Of July Homeschooling/Educational Freebies

Updated August 31, 2012

  • You Are There: Philadelphia, July 4th, 1776 and The Great Gildersleeve’s Old Fashioned 4th of July–two classic radio show episodes, MP3 format, available through Monday, July 8 from Homeschool Radio Shows. *This offer has expired.

*If you missed these freebies, “You Are There: Philadelphia, July 4th, 1776″ can be found in the Internet Archive’s You Are There Old Time Radio collection -episode #23.

More Independence Day themed episodes from You Are There include:

♦ episode #37 Declaration of Independence

♦ episode #38 Lexington, Concord and Merriam’s Corner

♦ episode #42 The Ratification of the US Constitution

♦ episode #59 Mutiny in the Colonial Army

♦ episode #86 Stamp Act Rebellion

*The Great Gildersleeve’s Old Fashioned 4th of July can be found in the Internet Archive’s Great Gildersleeves Season 5 collection -episode #214 (Flashback: Jolly Boys Fourth of July).

Another Independence Day episode, “The Fourth of July Speech”, can be found in the Internet Archive’s Great Gildersleeves Season 11 collection -episode #451.

All of these episodes from the Internet Archive are available at no cost and may be listened to online or downloaded as an MP3 file .

  • The Betsy Ross Homepage –learn all about Betsy Ross and the American Flag. The story of Betsy’s life, virtual tour of Betsy’s house, gallery of the American Flag through history, facts, trivia, timeline, quotes and directions on how to cut a 5 pointed star in one snip.
  • Fourth Of July Celebrations Database -history of how the Fourth was designated a holiday, the first Fourth of July celebrations and Fourth of July celebrations that have occurred throughout our nation’s history from 1776 to the present.
  • The Charters Of Freedom –learn about and read The Declaration Of Independence, The Constitution Of The United States and The Bill Of Rights.
  • Independence Day –learn the history of the Fourth of July. Includes July Fourth video gallery and maps of early America.

♦ The Battle of Bennington: An American Victory

♦ The Battle of Bunker Hill: Now We Are at War

♦ The Battle of Oriskany: “Blood Shed a Stream Running Down”

♦ Glen Echo Park: Center for Education and Recreation

♦ Guilford Courthouse: A Pivotal Battle in the War for Independence

♦ Independence Hall: International Symbol of Freedom

♦ The Liberty Bell: From Obscurity to Icon

♦ The Rockets’ Red Glare: Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry

♦ Saratoga: The Tide Turns on the Frontier

♦ The Washington Monument: Tribute in Stone

Happy Independence Day,


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July Fourth Fireworks Show In Townsend, TN This Weekend

Independence Day Fireworks Show

Join us in Townsend this July 4th for our annual Independence Day Fireworks Show. It will be held in the usual place -the field next to the Highland Manor Inn on 321 -with Patriotic music at 8:30pm and fireworks at 9:45pm.

Bring your lawn chairs and come an hour early to find a good spot to park, they fill up fast!

Update for 2010: