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Patriotic Symbols - A Research and Graphing Exercise
Fifth graders discuss common American patriotic symbols. They, in groups, research specific symbols, develop storyboards with their research and create a PowerPoint presentation for the class.
Students define what a patriotic symbol means, as well as sing a patriotic song. In this social science lesson students work in groups to write about a patriotic symbol. Groups draw pictures of their symbols.
Patriotic Symbols of the United States
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 a variety of activities such as reading related literature, identifying symbols, and examining flags in order to reinforce the importance of patriotic symbols and how they represent our country or states.
Students identify patriotic symbols. In this United States history lesson, students view photos of various symbols, such as The Statue of Liberty and draw the symbols onto white construction paper. Students decorate their illustrations with glitter.
Zoon-In: U.S. Patriotic Symbols
Third graders study patriostism. In this US history lesson, 3rd graders view a PowerPoint presentation on patriotic symbols and answer "What am I?" questions.
Patriotic Symbols And Group Decision Making
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.
United States Patriotic Symbols: The North American Bald Eagle
Fifth graders develop their research skills. In this North American bald eagle instructional activity, 5th graders use the Internet as well as print sources to research the traits of bald eagles and other birds in order to complete a patriotic symbols project.
American and Patriotic Symbols
Students 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.
My Country 'Tis of Thee with American Symbols
Students study the various patriotic symbols which represent America. They choose one, research its history, and write a report about it. They make a drawing of the symbol and use the drawing in a PowerPoint presentation for the rest of the class.
Simple Symbols and American Children
Students engage in a lesson which teach a respect for the American flag, the pledge of allegiance, liberty bell, statue of liberty, the bald eagle, and other patriotic symbols. There are a wide variety of excellent activities imbedded in this plan.
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.
US Patriotic Symbols: The North American Bald Eagle
Students research the North American bald eagle to determine if this bird's characteristics make it an appropriate symbol to represent the United States as a country. They debate the substitution of other bird species for the eagle.
(Texas) Capitol Visitors Center, Pre-Visit Lesson Plan, Grades K-3
Students examine pictures of the four flags Texas had had through history. They discuss similarities among the flags and they relate the flag as a patriotic symbol of Texas. Then they create their own flag incorporating a Lone Star somewhere in the design.
United States Patriotic Symbols
First graders examine images of patriotic symbols of the United States. In this patriotic symbols activity, 1st graders examine pictures that show symbols of the United States before determining what the symbols mean.
Patriotic Symbols of the United States of America
Students research the meaning of ten patriotic symbols using the internet. They have a treasure hunt using these researched symbols. Finally, the students create their own patriotic symbol.
Why do we call him Uncle Sam
Seventh graders create an image of a common patriotic symbol. They then complete a research project on the symbol they chose. The teacher creates a rubric which is used as the grading process.
Oh, Say, Can You See What the Star-Spangled Banner Means?
Students research the historical inspiration for the lyrics of the "The Star Spangled Banner". They explore websites, read articles and analyze poetry in an examination of America's patriotic symbols and history.
Symbols of Freedom
Fifth graders apply their research skills in an independent investigation of United States patriotic symbols. They incorporate their newly acquired knowledge into a digital slideshow presentation to be shared with their peers.
Let the Music Play!
Students examine the bicentennial quarter and the image of George Washington as a symbol of the U.S. They discuss the presidency, the Revolutionary war, and the 13 original colonies. They march around the classroom to "Yankee Doodle".