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1 U.S. Patriotic Symbols

2 Unit Objectives Explain the significance of representations of American values and beliefs, including the Statue of Liberty, the statue of Lady Justice, the United States flag, and the national anthem. (AL Social Studies COS # 12) Recognize functions of the Constitution of the United States. (AL Social Studies COS # 10)

3 U.S. Symbols Introduction
U.S. Symbols (BrainPop Jr.) Assemble symbols booklet and glue into interactive notebook.

4 Flag Literacy Connections
O, Say Can You See? (pp ) Red, White, Blue and Uncle Who? (pp. 5-9) “The American Flag”

5 Flag Worksheets “Our Flag” “It’s a Grand Old Flag”
“Nicknames for the Flag”

6 The Flag The flag has changed a lot since the first flag of 1777!
The original flag had 13 stars and 13 stripes. Our current flag has 50 stars and 13 stripes.

7 Why are there stars and stripes on the flag?
Stars: symbol of the heavens Stripes: symbolic of the rays of light from the sun 5 point star

8 Why is the flag red, white, and blue?
Red: stands for valor and bravery White: stands for purity and innocence Blue: stands for vigilance, perseverance, and justice

9 American Flag Mini Book
We are going to create a mini book that shows all of the different flags. You will need your scissors.

10 ~Honoring the Flag~ Do not display the flag if the weather could damage it. Do not let the flag touch the ground. Do not hang the flag upside down. That signals a serious emergency.

11 ~Honoring the Flag~ The flag may not be used for clothing. Use the colors, not the flag. Display the flag from sunrise to sunset. Carefully fold the flag when it is not being displayed.

12 ~Folding the Flag~ We will now practice correctly folding an American flag.

13 Flag Culminating Activities
Write facts learned about the flag in Symbols Booklet

14 ~The Pledge of Allegiance~
“I Pledge Allegiance” “The Pledge of Allegiance” “Red, White, Blue and Uncle Who?” (pp ) “O, Say Can You See?” (pp )

15 Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Literacy Connections
“O, Say Can You See?” (Statue of Liberty-pp ; Ellis Island-pp ) “Red, White, Blue and Uncle Who?” (pp

16 Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty (BrainPop Jr.)
She was a gift from France. She stands in New York Harbor. She is 151 feet tall. She is a symbol of freedom and democracy. She represented hope and freedom to the immigrants who came here from other countries.

17 Statue of Liberty Tablet Poem
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

18 Statue of Liberty Web Sites
Statue of Liberty Virtual Tour

19 Statue of Liberty Writing Assignment
Pretend you are the Statue of Liberty. Write a story about what you observe about the immigrants who arrive at Ellis Island and see the U.S. for the first time. What do they look like? What do they say? How do they feel about coming to a new country?

20 Statue of Liberty Culminating Activity
Write facts about the Statue of Liberty in Symbols Booklet

21 Lady Justice “O, Say Can You See?” (pp )

22 Patriotic Songs

23 Star Spangled Banner Literacy Connections
“O, Say Can You See?” (pp ) “Red, White, Blue and Uncle Who?” (pp )

24 The Star Spangled Banner
Written by Francis Scott Key on September 13, 1814. Adopted in 1931 as our national anthem Star Spangled Banner Song

25 ~America~ Written as a poem by Samuel Francis Smith
Also called “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” America Song

26 ~Yankee Doodle~ Yankee Doodle Song

27 ~God Bless America~ God Bless America Song

28 ~America, the Beautiful~
Written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1883. She saw Pike’s Peak, a 14,000 ft. mountain in Colorado, and was inspired to write the song. America, the Beautiful Song

29 ~America, the Beautiful Writing~ ~Assignment~
Katharine Lee Bates wrote “America, the Beautiful” after seeing the Colorado mountains. What place in America is most beautiful to you? Describe it in your writing.

30 Songs Culminating Activity
Update Symbols Booklet

31 ~The Liberty Bell Literacy~ ~Connections~
“O, Say Can You See?” (pp ) “Red, White, and Blue and Uncle Who?” (pp ) “The Liberty Bell”

32 ~The Liberty Bell Worksheets~
The Liberty Bell – p. 18

33 ~The Liberty Bell~ The Liberty Bell rang when it arrived in America in 1752, and it cracked. It rang again in 1776 to announce the first reading of the Declaration of Independence…it cracked again! While ringing for George Washington’s birthday in 1846…it cracked AGAIN! This time it could not be fixed.

34 ~The Liberty Bell~ It weighs about 2,000 pounds and is made of copper and tin. It is now displayed in the Liberty Bell Pavilion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

35 ~The Liberty Bell Culminating~ ~Activities~
Update Symbols Booklet Clay Liberty Bell

36 ~Clay Liberty Bell~ Materials: Directions: Small clay flower pot
24” of twine Wooden beads Gray acrylic paint Black Sharpie Directions: See Trace for instruction sheet and illustrations!

37 ~Uncle Sam Literacy Connections~
“O, Say Can You See?” (pp ) “Red, White, Blue and Uncle Who?” (pp )

38 ~Uncle Sam~ Congress adopted Uncle Sam as an official national symbol in 1961. He is best known for his army recruiting posters which said, “I Want You!”

39 ~Uncle Sam Culminating Activities~
Update Symbols Booklet Uncle Sam Hats

40 ~Uncle Sam Hats~ Directions: Materials:
Large paper plate Large oatmeal container Blue strip of construction paper Red and white construction paper 2 12” lengths of red, white, or blue yarn Glue Tape Directions: See Trace for instruction sheet with illustrations!

41 ~The Bald Eagle Literacy~ ~Connections~
“O, Say Can You See?” (pp ) “Red, White, Blue and Uncle Who?” (pp )

42 ~The Bald Eagle~ The bald eagle was chosen as a symbol for our country because it symbolizes courage, strength, and freedom. The bald eagle can be seen in many places like the President’s flag, and it can be seen on a one dollar bill.

43 ~Bald Eagle Culminating Activities~
Update Symbols Booklet Eagle Mask

44 ~The Bald Eagle – Eagle Mask~
Materials Paper plate Scissors Transparent tape Hole punch Large rubber band Yellow marker or crayon Glue Small white craft feathers Directions: See Trace for instruction sheet with illustrations!

45 ~The Great Seal Literacy~ ~Connections~
“O, Say Can You See?” (pp ) “Red, White, Blue and Uncle Who?” (pp )

46 ~The Great Seal~ Adopted on June 20, 1782
Can be seen on the back of a one-dollar bill.

47 ~The Great Seal Culminating~ ~Activities~
Update Symbols Booklet Color Pages The Great Seal – Obverse The Great Seal - Reverse

48 The Constitution/Citizenship Day Literacy Connections
“O, Say Can You See?” (pp.48-49) “Shhh…We’re Writing the Constitution”

49 Constitution/Citizenship Day Worksheets
Citizenship is Important Citizenship Day I Am a Citizen Good Citizens

50 Constitution/Citizenship Day
Celebrated September 17 to honor citizens of the US It is a day to think about our rights, such as voting, and our duties, such as obeying laws

51 Constitution/Citizenship Day Culminating Activity
Writing Assignment Write a description of what America means to you. What does America smell like, taste like, look like? What does it feel like? What does it sound like? Constitutional Convention!

52 Constitutional Convention
Wear Red, White, and Blue Clothing All-American Meal Hot Dogs Chips Apple Pie Ice Cream Lemonade/Constitutional Colas Lifesaver Rolls Firecrackers

53 Constitutional Convention
Make quill pens for signing class constitution Write Articles of Confederation for class constitution. Share at lunch with parents. Flag Relay Race School-wide Citizenship Parade (each class creates a poster or wagon float depicting a US symbol, landmark, monument, song, or important person in American history

54 Class Constitution Preamble Committees Articles Headings
We the students of Mrs. Lawrence’s class, in order to live and learn in peace and safety, do establish this class constitution and promise to live by it’s rules. Committees Group students. Each group comes up with 2 rules to add to the Articles in constitution Articles Headings Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Integrity

55 Parade List Flag The Great Seal Bald Eagle Uncle Sam Liberty Bell
Star Spangled Banner Pledge of Allegiance Constitution Declaration of Independence Independence Day Patriot Day (9/11) The White House Capitol Building Supreme Court Building Arlington National Cemetery Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Lincoln Memorial Washington Monument Molly Pitcher Mount Rushmore Abraham Lincoln Dolly Madison Clara Barton Independence Hall Benjamin Franklin Martin Luther King, Jr. George Washington Paul Revere James Madison

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