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Symbols of Freedom
Students display knowledge of historical facts regarding the American Flag as they use creative writing skills.
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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt: The Real Story
Students learn how slaves communicated with each other. In this slavery and freedom lesson plan, students learn how slaves used quilts as maps, learn what different quilt patterns meant, draw a picture for their class freedom quilt and...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
How Do We Honor Our Country?
With this 85-slide presentation, you can offer pupils a broad overview of the history of the United States, as well as key vocabulary words and concepts for celebrating and honoring the country. An excellent supplement to any social...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Flag Protocol, Ceremonies and Activities
How can an American flag be displayed indoors vs. outdoors? What is proper etiquette for handling the flag? The Girls Scouts of the USA have put together a fantastic packet of information with everything you need to know about the...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Prayers for Lent
This well-designed resource not only includes classroom prayers organized according to the six weeks of Lent, but also provides suggested symbolic actions, references to Biblical text, and notes on how to prepare as group for each period...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Inside and Outside: Paradox of the Box
Students examine the concepts of symbolism and paradox. For this literary elements lesson, students read The Big Box by Toni Morrison and Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine. Students provide details regarding the 2 stories in order to...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
A Leopard Doesn’t Change Its Spots
First, introduce rank badges, which were used during the Qing Dynasty. Then, the class will work together to uncover the meaning of the images they see. They'll examine and research the meaning behind the symbols found on Leopard Rank...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts