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Students listen to information about Civil War flags and make an original flag.  In this Civil War flag instructional activity, students understand the important symbols on flags and explain the symbols on their flag. Students discuss the role of the flag bearer.
Students examine the history and origin of the United States Flag. They identify each symbol and discover the proper way to display it. They discuss how the flag itself has played a part in recent events.
Students explore how one uses examples from history to inform themselves of past and present events. After reading an article, they examine the significance of renaming a base in Germany after a soldier who survived the Holocaust. They create a list of places that are named after people and research the people who have places named after them.
Fifth graders research and create clothing for guy and gal dolls of the Civil War period. For this clothing of the Civil War lesson, 5th graders understand how clothing was different from the ready to wear clothing of today. Students present their dressed dolls and create a multimedia presentation to explain the clothing on the doll.
Students understand how Nevada became a state and the role of Abraham Lincoln in Nevada's statehood. In this Nevada statehood lesson, students listen to background information, primary sources and research about Nevada's statehood. Students write letters, and demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary. Students separate truth and falsehoods about Nevada statehood.
Learners describe how symbolism is used in flags as they research the symbolism in country flags and create a new flag design. They begin investigating the meaning behind the Olympic flag and then continue with the flags of South Africa and the US.
Students build their own nation in groups where they create a name, flag, declaration of independence, form of government, mathematical layout, and more. For this nation lesson plan, students also provide a scale drawing of their nation using metric units.
Students research their own and others' perceptions about Texas and become familiar with various symbols from other cultures. In this Texas in the Mirror lesson plan, students write a web page with a picture of a Texan symbol. Students use a variety of sources to research symbols for Texas and draw or locate on a graphic their selected symbols. Students follow the writing process as it pertains to Texas-related internet sites to obtain ideas.
Students examine the importance of celebrations in life. In this celebrations lesson, students determine what type of celebrations people participate in especially those that focus on corn. They read about different celebrations including Native American harvest festivities and Kwanzaa. They graph the information they collect. 
Students explore different countries, their locations, and their cultures. Using an encyclopedia, they locate the information, then write a report. Ultimately, they create a paper doll to represent their chosen country.
Students research world geography by reading assigned text. For this cultural tradition lesson, students read information regarding American Indians, Buddhists, Hindu and other collections of people around the world. Students discuss their holiday celebrations and histories before completing several worksheets regarding favorite student activities.
Students create a three dimensional map of Israel and mark the travels of the Ark as indicated by the text in 1 Samuel. They create graphic symbols to represent how the Ark was treated in each of the cities it visited.
Students write 2 letters from a woman who may have lived during the Civil War and 2 letters from her relative which include factual information that they have research using the Internet and other resources, along with other activities.
The students listen to a book about being different and investigate that everyone is different, but special in their own unique way. The students draw a picture of themselves using multi-cultural markers. Along with the drawing, the students verbally answer the question, "What makes you special?" The students recite and sing a song about being special.
In this Bill of Rights worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions that require them to agree or disagree with 10 statements about flag burning and citizen's rights.
Students explore the parts of Canada's federal system of government. They construct a concept web using the terms related to government and the institutions of Canada. They make lists that relate to Canadian and American government.
Students create model cells using gelatin, toothpicks, and various fruits to represent organelles. Then, students observe their models and complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting plant and animal cells.
In this lesson, North Carolina Salt Dough Map, 4th graders create a salt dough map of North Carolina, Students use dough to form the shape of the state of North Carolina. Students label the three regions of North Carolina and all of the major rivers, lakes, other important landmarks, and the surrounding states and the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson is a great extension to a unit on North Carolina and its regions.
The book, Samuel's Choice is used to illustrate the decisions that African Americans who were enslaved during the Revolutionary War had to make. The series of four lessons is designed to be implemented after the book is read. The book, along with these fine lessons, would be a valuable addition to any study of the American Revolutionary period.
Students discuss the reasons why people are less likely to take a stand on issues today than they were in the past. In groups, they research the efforts of Kings, Parks and others to end discrimination and racism. They read excerpts of the efforts of children during the Civil Rights movement and choose a campaign from a list to research and take a stand. They present their ideas to the class to end the instructional activity.