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1 American Symbols A Two Week Unit for Kindergarten Created byKathy IngramAndMelanie Ratliff
2 Table of Contents Rationale Standards-Based Education Unit Planning TemplateStandardsConcept MapOutlineGoal and ObjectivesEssential QuestionActivity OneActivity TwoActivity ThreeActivity FourActivity FiveActivity SixActivity SevenActivity EightActivity ReviewEvaluationsConclusion and OutcomeTeacher and Student MaterialsResources
3 RationaleThe 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 Symbols1st: What should students know and be able to do?They should know and be able to discuss American symbols. StandardStandard 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 StandardsSSKH2 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 eaglec. The Statue of Libertyd. Lincoln Memorial
7 Georgia Standards Continued e. Washington Monumentf. White Houseg. Pledge of Allegianceh. Star Spangled Banner
8 Georgia Standards Continued ELAKW1 The student begins to understand the principals of writing. The studenta. 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 studenta. 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 Watch a video (Old Glory), color Concept MapAmerican SymbolsEQ: Why are theseAmerican symbolsImportant?Georgia Standard:SSKH2 The student willidentify importantAmerican symbolsand explain theirmeaning.Watch videoMake 3 cornered hatWatch a video (Old Glory), colorflag, andlearn a songColor picture,learn facts,andlabel pictureRead book, andview picturesSay pledge,Make bookmarkEat snack, andWatch video (Singing the Star-Spangled Banner with Corresponding AnimationLearn facts andmake a puppetVirtual tour
12 Outline American Symbols V. Washington Monument I. National Flag a. Watch videob. Color flagc. Learn songII. Bald Eaglea. Learn factsb. Eagle paper bag puppetIII. Statue of Libertya. Online coloring pageb. Facts about Statue of Libertyc. Label picture during Writer’s WorkshopIV. Lincoln Memoriala. Read bookb. View photosV. Washington Monumenta. Make a three cornered hatVI. White Housea. Virtual tourVII. Pledge of Allegiancea. Recite Pledge of Allegianceb. Make pledge bookmarkVII. Star Spangled Bannera. Make flag snackb. Watch videoIV. Symbol Reviewa. 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 QuestionWhy 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 OneClick on the American Flag and watch the video (Old Glory) to discover flag facts.Click here to print out an American flag and color it correctly.Learn the Song “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and march around the room while waving your flag in the air.
16 Activity TwoClick 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.
17 Activity Three1. Go to the computer and click here to go to an online coloring page to complete and then print off your final colored picture.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 FiveClick here to find the directions to make a three cornered hat.
20 Activity SixClick here to take a virtual tour of the White House.
21 Activity Seven Recite the Pledge of Allegiance Click here to make a Pledge of Allegiance bookmark.
22 Activity Eight Click here to make a delicious flag snack. 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.
23 American Symbol Review Click on the picture to watch a video.
24 Evaluations Rubric 3 2 1 Color Flag Puppet Labeling Bookmark Followed all directions. Colored neatly and correctly.Followed 2 or more directions. Did best coloring.Followed 1 direction. Some coloring.PuppetFollowed 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.LabelingLabeled all parts legibly and correctly.Labeled at least 4 parts legibly and correctly.Labeled 2 parts legibly and correctly.BookmarkFollowed 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 FlagFlag template printed (copy paper) and crayonsEagle puppet:Eagle template printed (copy paper), brown paper bags, scissors, and glue sticksStatue of Liberty:Statue of Liberty template printed (copy paper), and pencilsThree cornered hat:Black construction paper, staples, stapler, and feathersBookmark:Bookmark template, crayons, scissors, and glue sticksFlag Snack:Graham crackers, blue, red, and white frosting, white chocolate chips, plastic knives, and paper platesLCD Projector or Smart BoardStudent computers“President’s Day” by David F. Marx
27 Resources Flag coloring page Flag videoEagle factsEagle craftAmerican symbols photo storyStatue of Liberty factsLincoln Memorial PhotosThree cornered Hat
28 Resources White House Virtual tour BookmarkStar Spangled Banner video“You’re a Grand Old Flag” and Flag SnackBook“President’s Day” by David F. MarxPicturesSample projectStatue of Liberty coloring page