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If you're looking for a fantastic cross-curricular activity on the Statue of Liberty, then this activity is for you! Learners watch a Reading Rainbow episode which focuses on the Statue, then gather facts about the creation, construction, and renovation of Lady Liberty. This phenomenal activity combines elements of language arts, science, Social Studies, and math. Wow!
In this social studies instructional activity, students learn the history of the Statue of Liberty and investigate 6 American symbols. Students answer 12 questions about the statue and do research to find the meaning of the American symbols and how long they have been well- known. Note: This instructional activity is intended to be used before a class trip to the Statue of Liberty, but it could be interesting to others.
Engage your class in a series of activities, each related to the use or analysis of symbols used to convey patriotic or national concepts. They identify different national symbols and explain their meanings, discussing the importance of symbols. Pupils also analyze images and songs for symbolic meaning, analyze the poem "The New Colossus," and finish by creating a symbolic poster.
Students apply reading and writing skills to locate, find and comprehend information about their topic from a variety of sources as evidenced through their notes and reflective journals. They access the Internet and view the Statue of Liberty, including her history, museum exhibits, a Statue of Liberty Handbook, photos, and other topics of interest. They work collaboratively as evidenced by their finished project.
Learners view pictures of the Statue of Liberty and discover the history and interesting facts about it. They observe paper lips and eye replica to help them visualize the enormity of her features. They then discuss the meaning of liberty and decide what freedom is most important to them.
Learners research the history of the Statue of Liberty and the symbols associated with it. They read and discuss Emma Lazarus' poem and why it should persuade people to donate money to bring the statue to America. Students role-play as people in various provided scenarios who write letters about the statue and immigration.
Third graders explore the multi-ethnic nature of America's citizens and examine the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty. In this Molly's Pilgrim lesson, 3rd graders discuss the poem "The New Colossus," examine vocabulary words in the poem, and make connections regarding the experience of immigrants coming to America. Students explore the nature of prejudice as it relates to the story "Molly's Pilgrim."
Second graders read a book about the Statue of liberty and look for nonfiction clues. In this Statue of liberty lesson, 2nd graders use pictures and captions as well as a timeline and index to understand the text. Students summarize the process of erecting the Statue of Liberty.
Seventh graders explore The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus. In this The New Colossus instructional activity, 7th graders read the poem and analyze its meaning. Students discuss what the poem means about American culture and why it was engraved on the Statue of Liberty. Students do a think/pair/share activity and do an exit slip activity when the instructional activity is over.