The following worksheets contain activities relating to events celebrated in the month of July.

July is the seventh month of the modern-day Gregorian calendar, coming after January, February, March, April, May, and June. There are 31 days in the month of July. Prior to the Julian calendar reform, July was called Quintilis, a Latin word meaning fifth. It was changed to honor Julius Caesar when he reformed the calendar. In the early Roman calendar, July was the fifth month with 31 days. When Julius Caesar reformed the calendar in 450 BCE, July was pushed to the seventh position. July is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and coldest month in the Southern hemisphere. The birthstone of July is ruby, which symbolizes contentment. The birth flower for July is water lily. Three countries celebrate big holidays in July: Canada Day on July 1, the United States' Independence Day on July 4, and France's Bastille Day on July 14. But you can also go beyond our planet and celebrate World UFO Day on July the second. And if you're looking for a sweet treat, World Chocolate Day is on July the seventh. If you are a fan of big cats, International Tiger Day is celebrated on the twenty-ninth of July.

The worksheets below are all themed on celebrations or events that take place during the month of July. India celebrates two different professions on the first day of the month: Doctors and Accountants.

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What is Independence Day? Passage

Every year on July 4th, American families celebrate a federal holiday called Independence Day. This day is often referred to as the Fourth of July. The Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which was signed on July 4, 1776.

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Independence Day Multiple Choice Questions

What did the British want the American colonies to do, which the people protested?

Independence Day Short Answer Questions

List three things that the average American family might do to celebrate Independence Day.

What is a Hot Dog made of? - Reading Passage

Ever since hotdogs have become one of America’s favorite foods, people have wondered exactly what is in a hotdog. While rumors might say that hotdogs are made of questionable ingredients, you can bite into your next hotdog reassured that the meat in hotdogs is every bit as approved as any other meat.

Hot Dogs - Multiple Choice Questions

If you buy a hotdog at a carnival this summer, the casing holding the filling together will be made of what?

Hot Dogs Short Answer Questions

The reading states that the average American eats 60 hotdogs per year. Make a comparison study by asking 10 people how many hot dogs they ate last year. How do your results compare?

Mailing a Letter Reading Passage

When you mail a letter, how does it get to its destination?

Mailing Letters Multiple Choice Questions

What is the string of digits at the end of the address called?

Mailing Letters Short Answer Questions

Write a letter to a friend, family member, or an organization. Explain who you sent a letter to, and include their full address.

What is Cloning? How does it Work?

Even if your friend asks you for a clipping of your favorite plan so he can re-plant it at home, you are cloning the original plant. The new plant will have the exact same genetic makeup as the original donor.

Cloning - Multiple Choice Questions

How many attempts did it take Wilburt to create a successful clone?

Cloning - Short Answer Questions

Was the successful clone able to produce offspring on her own normally?

What was an old-fashion duel?

On July 11, 1804, an angry match between two important politicians took place. One was Alexander Hamilton, who was the former Secretary of the Treasury, and the other was Aaron Burr, was who the Vice President.

Duels Multiple Choice Questions

What body of water did Hamilton and Burr cross to have their duel?

Duels Short Answer Questions

List two precautions were taken before the Hamilton-Burr duel so there would be no witnesses?

What is Bastille Day?

The Bastille was a prison and fortress in Paris, and during Louis the 16th’s reign, it was viewed as a symbol of his power.

Bastille Day Multiple Choice Questions

In what year was Bastille Day declared a National Holiday?

Bastille Day Short Answer Questions

Pretend you live in France and have just celebrated Bastille Day. Write a letter to a friend in the USA describing the celebration and explaining what the holiday is about.

What is the FBI? Passage

The FBI stands for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and it is a government agency. The FBI originated in 1908 from a force of Special Agents. The FBI began at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt.

FBI - Multiple Choice Questions

At the end of the year 2009, how many people were employed by the FBI?

FBI - Short Answer Questions

Jane wants to become an FBI agent. She is getting on an airplane to attend the FBI Academy. To which state is Jane travelling?

What is NASA?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an organization that is responsible for science and technology that has to do with airplanes and space in the USA.

NASA - Multiple Choice Questions

Mark wants to be an astronaut one day. What courses should he be sure to take next semester?

NASA - Short Answer Questions

. What can a student who is interested in working for NASA one day do to increase his or chances of success?

Who Was the First Man on the Moon? Reading Passage

Neil Armstrong serves on the boards of many different businesses, and has received many different rewards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

NASA - Multiple Choice Questions

How many days did it take the Apollo 11 to arrive at the moon?

NASA Short Answer Questions

How do you think the astronauts might have felt while they were on the moon. Explain.

The Greatest Show on Earth Passage

At the age of 60, Barnum created P.T. Barnum's Grand Travelling Museum. At the time, it was the largest circus in US history. The full name of it was "P.T. Barnum’s Traveling World's Fair, Great Roman Hippodrome and Greatest Show On Earth." They travelled mainly around New England.

P.T. Barnum's Circus - Multiple Choice Questions

In what year was Phineas Taylor Barnum born?

P.T. Barnum's Circus - Short Answer Questions

In 1883, P.T. Barnum and Jumbo preformed an act that amazed onlookers. What was it? Why did they do this?