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Can your students recognize Uncle Sam? No, not their uncle that lives up north, but the famous American symbol in red, white, and blue? As you flip through each slide in this PowerPoint, an image of Uncle Sam is slowly uncovered. See how many slides it takes for your students to recognize him.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Productivity in the Fertile Crescent
Students role play the parts for trading merchants. In this Fertile Crescent lesson, students determine how productivity, human capital, technology, and goods were used and exchanged in ancient civilizations as they participate in a 3-round simulation activity.
7th - 9th Technology & Engineering 7 Views 75 Downloads
Emblems of the Land I Love
Students explore the histories of American patriotic emblems and examine ways in which patriotic artwork uses these emblems to reflect the ideals that they embody. They find a common or popular patriotic image and design a modern version of that image.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Lesson Plan: How Coyote Came to Shuffle Off to Buffalo
Creative kids read, discuss, play-act, and sketch to examine the cultural significance of Old Man Coyote. They listen to several stories involving Coyote, analyze the Harry Fonseca painting Shuffle Off to Buffalo, and write Coyote stories of their own.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 7 Downloads
Political Cartoons: Introduction to Symbols
Students make a list of every day symbols they know of and write down what each symbol stands for. Then they are asked to help their knowledge further by considering all the meanings various symbols might have.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
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.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 17 Views 50 Downloads
Analyzing Media Literacy
Fifth graders define propaganda, evaluate World War II propaganda posters to analyze media literacy, complete War Poster Analysis worksheet, and create and share their own propaganda posters containing subject matter pertaining to war in Iraq.
5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 30 Downloads
Symbols of the World, Country and State
First graders understand what a symbol is and recognize symbols of the world, country, state, and local areas. In this symbols lesson, 1st graders identify symbols, and play a bingo game with traffic symbols. Students study the difference between world and country symbols through reading and a multimedia presentation and take an assessment on them.
1st Language Arts 6 Views 15 Downloads
"Uncle Sam's Got Himself in a Terrible Jam": Protest Music and the Vietnam War
"And it's one, two, three...what are we fighting for?" Use music to assess the climate of protest during the Vietnam War, listening to and analyzing Country Joe MacDonald's "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" (lyrics included). Historians discuss feelings the song evokes and the nature of music within protest.
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 10 Views 134 Downloads
World War I - America on the Homefront: The Poster War
American propaganda shaped the perspective of many citizens during WWI. Here is an amazing presentation full of dozens of war-time poster examples and facts about what those posters were promoting. This would be a great discussion starter or supplementary resource for any lesson on US involvement in WWI.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 68 Downloads