2 Unit ObjectivesExplain 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 heavensStripes: symbolic of the rays of light from the sun5 point star
8 Why is the flag red, white, and blue? Red: stands for valor and braveryWhite: stands for purity and innocenceBlue: 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
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.
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 BookletClay Liberty Bell
36 ~Clay Liberty Bell~ Materials: Directions: Small clay flower pot 24” of twineWooden beadsGray acrylic paintBlack SharpieDirections: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 BookletUncle Sam Hats
40 ~Uncle Sam Hats~ Directions: Materials: Large paper plateLarge oatmeal containerBlue strip of construction paperRed and white construction paper2 12” lengths of red, white, or blue yarnGlueTapeDirections: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.
44 ~The Bald Eagle – Eagle Mask~ MaterialsPaper plateScissorsTransparent tapeHole punchLarge rubber bandYellow marker or crayonGlueSmall white craft feathersDirections: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 BookletColor PagesThe Great Seal – ObverseThe 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 ImportantCitizenship DayI Am a CitizenGood Citizens
50 Constitution/Citizenship Day Celebrated September 17 to honor citizens of the USIt 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 AssignmentWrite 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 ClothingAll-American MealHot DogsChipsApple PieIce CreamLemonade/Constitutional ColasLifesaver Rolls Firecrackers
53 Constitutional Convention Make quill pens for signing class constitutionWrite Articles of Confederation for class constitution. Share at lunch with parents.Flag Relay RaceSchool-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.CommitteesGroup students. Each group comes up with 2 rules to add to the Articles in constitutionArticles HeadingsRespect, Responsibility, Compassion, Integrity
55 Parade List Flag The Great Seal Bald Eagle Uncle Sam Liberty Bell Star Spangled BannerPledge of AllegianceConstitutionDeclaration of IndependenceIndependence DayPatriot Day (9/11)The White HouseCapitol BuildingSupreme Court BuildingArlington National CemeteryTomb of the Unknown SoldierLincoln MemorialWashington MonumentMolly PitcherMount RushmoreAbraham LincolnDolly MadisonClara BartonIndependence HallBenjamin FranklinMartin Luther King, Jr.George WashingtonPaul RevereJames Madison