National Landmarks Teacher Resources
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Third graders study American national holidays, symbols, songs and landmarks. They appreciate the meaning and significance of our nation's ideals of liberty, justice and equality.
Experience famous geographical landmarks around the United States right from the comfort of your very own classroom. Learners research national landmarks, such as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, and Niagara Falls, and then create a commercial of interesting facts and features that will convince others to visit their landmark.
Students examine world landmarks and monuments. They create a 12 month calendar featuring a significant site for 12 different countries.
Young scholars investigate countries by identifying their national landmarks. In this World Geography lesson, students utilize the Internet to research a historic landmark in a foreign country and complete a landmark survey worksheet. Young scholars create a travel brochure of an assigned country using Microsoft Word.
Learners research one of the 50 states. In this United States lesson, each student lists all 50 states in alphabetical order and use National Geographic and the Internet to research one state of their choosing. Research will focus on environment, history, national landmarks, economics and manufacturing. Students present their finding to their peers, who then have to guess which state is being presented.
Learners research community, state and national landmarks. They identify a researched landmark that they believe deserves protection and recognition. They, in groups, develop a promotional campaign for the specified landmark.
Students explore a country and its culture through its national landmarks. They use technology tools to research and communicate information. To demonstrate research skills, they use the Internet as well as print materials.
Learners explore the ways in which various American cities negotiate the protection of their "green infrastructure," gaining a broader understanding of proposed and enacted legislation as it relates to preserving and planting trees in urban environments.
Students explore local history. They take a tour of historic neighborhoods and observe the architecture of houses and buildings. Students locate national historic landmarks. Pupils discuss the importance of designating special buildings and sites as historic. They design a mock historical marker.
Students create posters that represent events, historical scenes or historical figures associated with historical trails. They compare and contrast a contemporary highway map with a historic map. Students research the type of information included on historic maps. They discover why it is necessary to have political subdivisions within a state.
Greek Revival architecture and the Civil Rights Movement? Sure! Examine how the Lyceum and Circle, two historic buildings located on the campus of the University of Mississippi, relate to integration and the 1962 riot on the university campus. Background material on the significance of the Greek Revival style of architecture, what this style symbolized to those opposed to integration, and on the political situation in 1962 is provided. Whether or not you agree with the point of view of the lesson, the resources in the packet are of value.
Examine ways in which historic places and landmarks represent significant themes and events in American history. Then create theme-based travel guides for related historic locations. This lesson requires informational reference materials and includes great discussion questions and extension activities.
Students investigate American presidential landmarks throughout the continental United States. They research and analyze American presidential landmarks to determine their value to American history and how they have been preserved over time.
Students consider how current events are directly and intricately tied to past events, decisions and other influences. The island of Guam is used as a case study as the events of WWII have continued to affect the people of Guam today.
Second graders read and summarize information about the wagon train. In this wagon train lesson, 2nd graders complete a wordle. Students use the word wagon make an original flipbook. Students write original short scripts to describe the wagon train. Students build a wagon for the wagon train.
Students explore how people viewed George Washington in the 19th Century. In this U.S. History lesson, students create a timeline of events during the Civil War, including government and court decisions. Following this activity, students read archives of The Mount of Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union and complete several activities centered around this reading.
Students complete a unit of lessons on the documents, symbols, and famous people involved in the founding of the U.S. government. They create a personal bill of rights, write a found poem, design a flag, conduct research, and role-play events.
Help youngsters get to know their states and capitals, explore their own country, and study American symbolism. They take a "trip" across America collecting symbols, images, and information about each state as they go (through text and Internet research). Using their new knowledge, they create a new American flag incorporating at least three different state symbols. A really cool activity that can be modified to fit grades 4-6!
Students research American symbols. In this American History lesson, students listen to the story The Wall and discuss the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. They also listen to One Nation and research an American Symbol to create a poster.
Students explore American symbols. For this reading and social studies lesson, students read literature regarding American symbols and describe the significance of the symbols as they research them in groups.