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Patriotic Symbol Teacher Resources
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Young historians take a close look at the most famous patriotic symbols of the United States and determine what they actually stand for. Symbols such as Uncle Sam, The Statue of Liberty, The Bald Eagle, and The Liberty Bell are studied. Groups of learners are assigned a symbol and, together, they prepare a presentation for the class. A good lesson, with a strong technological component.
Students participate in the democratic process by voting on a class symbol. As a class, students identify various patriotic symbols of significance in the United States. They create a picture representing one of these symbols. The class votes to select a symbol that best represents their class.
Learners study the concept of symbolism. Many students know what the different patriotic symbols are, but they do not know why these things symbolize patriotism. They identify classic American symbols, explain why they are symbols and create their own personal symbol or flag.
Third graders recognize patriotic symbols and why they are important. In this loyalty lesson, 3rd graders understand how the symbols of our country helps us show our loyalty to it. Students define words in the pledge of allegiance and understand that there is a proper way to dispose of a flag.