Symbols of Freedom
Students research patriotic symbols using the "Symbols of our Freedom" website. They use guidelines for creating the presentation and requirements and present their slideshows to the class using teacher assistance as needed.
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Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt: The Real Story
Students learn how slaves communicated with each other. In this slavery and freedom instructional activity, students learn how slaves used quilts as maps, learn what different quilt patterns meant, draw a picture for their class freedom...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
The Freedom Quilt
"What does freedom mean to you?" is the driving question of a lesson who's focus is on the Freedom Quilt that was gifted by teens after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Pupils analyze the hard work that went into the...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Freedom
Welcome to America, the land of liberty and freedom. Examine the ways in which the terms liberty and freedom have been used in the United States. After researching and analyzing quotations from the past and present, young scholars create...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
The Statue of Liberty: The Meaning and Use of a National Symbol
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...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
The American flag is the focus of this instructional activity. Students identify the various symbols on the American flag and what they represent. They brainstorm common values of the American people, compare their classroom community to...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts