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1 American Symbols A Two Week Unit for Kindergarten Created by Kathy Ingram And Melanie Ratliff

2 Table of Contents Rationale Standards-Based Education Unit Planning Template Standards Concept Map Outline Goal and Objectives Essential Question Activity One Activity Two Activity Three Activity Four Activity Five Activity Six Activity Seven Activity Eight Activity Review Evaluations Conclusion and Outcome Teacher and Student Materials Resources

3 Rationale The rationale for creating this unit is to provide an opportunity for Kindergarten students to identify important American symbols and explain their meaning.

4 Standard-Based Education Unit Planning Template Standards-based Education Unit Planning Template Grade target: Kindergarten Subject: Social Studies Unit: Importance of American Symbols 1st: What should students know and be able to do? They should know and be able to discuss American symbols. Standard Standard 1: Historical Understandings What are the essential understandings? Understand the American Symbols. Students will need to know... American Symbols Students will need to be able to do... Discuss and write about American symbols

5 Planning Template Continued 2nd: How will I and they know when they are successful? Through observation, writing journals, and projects. Also through one-to-one discussions with the students and class discussions. What evidence will show that the students understand? (Performance Tasks, Quizzes, Tests, Other Evidence) Writing journal entries, games, and discussions. 3rd: What learning experiences will facilitate their success? On-line video, books, arts and crafts, and activities on-line. What teaching and learning experiences will equip students to demonstrate the targeted understandings? The students will watch a videos about important American symbols. Also, reading books and completing on-line activities, and writing about what they have learned. They will also learn patriotic songs.

6 Georgia Standards SSKH2 The student will identify important American symbols and explain their meaning. a. The national and state flags (United States and Georgia flags). b. The bald eagle c. The Statue of Liberty d. Lincoln Memorial

7 Georgia Standards Continued e. Washington Monument f. White House g. Pledge of Allegiance h. Star Spangled Banner

8 Georgia Standards Continued ELAKW1 The student begins to understand the principals of writing. The student a. Writes or dictates to describe familiar persons, places, objects, or experiences. b. Uses drawings, letters, and phonetically spelled words to create meaning. c. Accurately prints name, all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet, and teacher-selected words. c. Uses left-to-right pattern of writing. e. Begins to use capitalization at the beginning of sentences and punctuation (periods and question marks) at the end of sentences.

9 Georgia Standards Continued ELAKW2 The student begins to write in a variety of genres, including narrative, informational, persuasive, and response to literature. The student produces a response to literature that: a. Retells a story orally, through pictures, or in writing.

10 Georgia Standards Continued ELAKLSV! The student uses oral and visual skills to communicate. The student a. Listens and speaks appropriately with peers and adults. b. Follows two-part oral directions. c. Repeats auditory sequences (letters, words, numbers, and rhythmic patterns). d. Recites short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated patterns). e. Describes people, places, things, locations and actions. f. Increases vocabulary to reflect a growing range of interests and knowledge. g. Communicates effectively when relating experiences and retelling stories heard. h. Uses complete sentences when speaking. i. Begins to use subject-verb agreement and tense.

11 American Symbols Watch a video ( Old Glory ), colorvideo flagflag, and learn a songsong Learn facts andfacts make a puppetpuppet Color picture,picture, learn facts,facts and label picture Read book, and view picturespictures Make 3 cornered hathat Virtual tourtour Say pledge, Make bookmarkbookmark Eat snack, and snack Watch video (Singing the Star- Spangled Banner with Corresponding Animationvideo Concept Map EQ: Why are these American symbols Important? Georgia Standard: SSKH2 The student will identify important American symbols and explain their meaning. Watch videovideo

12 Outline American Symbols I. National Flag a. Watch video b. Color flag c. Learn song II. Bald Eagle a. Learn facts b. Eagle paper bag puppet III. Statue of Liberty a. Online coloring page b. Facts about Statue of Liberty c. Label picture during Writer’s Workshop IV. Lincoln Memorial a. Read book b. View photos V. Washington Monument a. Make a three cornered hat VI. White House a. Virtual tour VII. Pledge of Allegiance a. Recite Pledge of Allegiance b. Make pledge bookmark VII. Star Spangled Banner a. Make flag snack b. Watch video IV. Symbol Review a. Watch video

13 Goal and Objectives Goal: To introduce the American symbols (the National Flag, Bald Eagle, Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, White House, “Pledge of Allegiance”, and “Star Spangled Banner”) and explain their meaning. Objective: To learn the importance of American symbols (the National Flag, Bald Eagle, Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, White House, “Pledge of Allegiance”, and “Star Spangled Banner”) and explain their meaning.

14 Essential Question Why are these American symbols (the National Flag, Bald Eagle, Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, White House, “Pledge of Allegiance”, and “Star Spangled Banner”) important?

15 Activity One 1.Click on the American Flag and watch the video (Old Glory) to discover flag facts. 2.Click here to print out an American flag and color it correctly.here 3.Learn the Song “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and march around the room while waving your flag in the air.You’re a Grand Old Flag

16 Activity Two Click on the Eagle to learn interesting facts about American Bald Eagles. Click here to print off a template to a create a paper bag puppet.here

17 Activity Three 1. Go to the computer and click here to go to an online coloring page to complete and then print off your final colored picture.here 2. Click on the picture to find out facts about the Statue of Liberty. 3. After you complete your online coloring page label the parts of the Statue of Liberty during Writer’s Workshop.

18 Activity Four 1. Read the book “President’s Day” by David F. Marx. 2. Click on the picture of the Lincoln Memorial to view photos of the monument.

19 Activity Five Click here to find the directions to make a three cornered hat.here

20 Activity Six Click here to take a virtual tour of the White House.here

21 Activity Seven Recite the Pledge of Allegiance Click here to make a Pledge of Allegiance bookmark.here

22 Activity Eight Click here to make a delicious flag snack.here Enjoy your snack while watching this video about the Star Spangled Banner. (Singing the Star-Spangled Banner with Corresponding Animation) Be sure to listen to the words in the song.Star Spangled Banner

23 American Symbol Review Click on the picture to watch a video.

24 Evaluations Rubric321 Color Flag Followed all directions. Colored neatly and correctly. Followed 2 or more directions. Did best coloring. Followed 1 direction. Some coloring. Puppet Followed all directions. Cut and glued parts correctly. Followed 2 or more directions. Cut on or near lines and used glue correctly. Followed 1 direction. Some cutting and gluing. Labeling Labeled all parts legibly and correctly. Labeled at least 4 parts legibly and correctly. Labeled 2 parts legibly and correctly. Bookmark Followed all directions. Cut and glued parts correctly. Followed 2 or more directions. Cut on or near lines and used glue correctly. Followed 1 direction. Some cutting and gluing. Teacher observation of student participation in singing, watching videos, and listening to story. Higher level students may write up to 3 sentences. Lower level students may draw a picture.

25 Conclusion and Outcome This unit is designed to help Kindergarten students understand important American symbols. The students will identify these symbols through online activities, videos, discussions, songs, crafts, and various activities in this unit.

26 Teacher and Student Materials Flag Flag template printed (copy paper) and crayons Eagle puppet: Eagle template printed (copy paper), brown paper bags, scissors, and glue sticks Statue of Liberty: Statue of Liberty template printed (copy paper), and pencils Three cornered hat: Black construction paper, staples, stapler, and feathers Bookmark: Bookmark template, crayons, scissors, and glue sticks Flag Snack: Graham crackers, blue, red, and white frosting, white chocolate chips, plastic knives, and paper plates LCD Projector or Smart Board Student computers “President’s Day” by David F. Marx

27 Resources Flag coloring page Flag video 130A3841EDFA Eagle facts Eagle craft American symbols photo story Statue of Liberty facts Lincoln Memorial Photos Three cornered Hat

28 Resources White House Virtual tour Bookmark Star Spangled Banner video 8FFF8B9EC766 “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and Flag Snack Book “President’s Day” by David F. Marx Pictures Sample project Statue of Liberty coloring page liberty.html


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