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1 Symbols and Landmarks of the United States Beverly Grotts and Lisa Mello Social Studies Third Grade Jefferson School Beverly Grotts and Lisa Mello Social Studies Third Grade Jefferson School

2 Social Studies Standard – Know the histories of important local and national landmarks, symbols, and essential documents that create a sense of community among citizens and exemplify cherished ideals (the U.S. flag, the bald eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Capitol).

3 Definition What is a symbol? What is a landmark? What is a symbol? What is a landmark?

4 Definition SYMBOL (noun) a thing that represents or stands for something else, a shape or sign used to represent something such as an organization.

5 Definition LANDMARK (noun) an object or feature of a landscape that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that lets a person establish their location.

6 Synonyms emblem, token, sign, representation, figure, image; icon, character, mark, letter, ideogram, logo, emblem, badge, stamp, trademark, crest, insignia, coat of arms, seal, device, monogram, hallmark, flag, motif, icon emblem, token, sign, representation, figure, image; icon, character, mark, letter, ideogram, logo, emblem, badge, stamp, trademark, crest, insignia, coat of arms, seal, device, monogram, hallmark, flag, motif, icon

7 Discussion What is the United States?

8 Discussion A country that is in the southern half of North America. A country made up of 50 states and Washington D.C. A country of 301,000,000 people A country that is in the southern half of North America. A country made up of 50 states and Washington D.C. A country of 301,000,000 people

9 United States Map

10 U.S. and their Capitals

11 U.S. Flag

12 Statue of Liberty

13 Gift from France on USA’s Centennial. Symbol of freedom Located in New York Gift from France on USA’s Centennial. Symbol of freedom Located in New York

14 U.S. Capitol

15 U.S. Capitol’s Rotunda

16 U.S. Capitol Located in Washington, DC Where our Congress meets Located in Washington, DC Where our Congress meets

17 U.S. Constitution

18 Bald Eagle

19 National bird of the United States National bird of the United States

20 U.S. Currency

21 Paper money of the United States Denominations: $1, $2, $5, $10,$20, $50, and $100 Paper money of the United States Denominations: $1, $2, $5, $10,$20, $50, and $100

22 U.S. Coins

23 Metal money

24 Liberty Bell

25 Symbol of liberty Cracked when it was first tested Symbol of liberty Cracked when it was first tested

26 Supreme Court

27 Highest court in the United States One of the three branches of our government Highest court in the United States One of the three branches of our government

28 Mount Rushmore

29 Golden Gate Bridge

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31 Located in San Francisco, California Completed in 1937 One of the most recognized bridges in the United States Located in San Francisco, California Completed in 1937 One of the most recognized bridges in the United States

32 Empire State Building

33 Tallest building in New York City

34 Transamerica Building

35 Twin Towers

36 Twin Towers 9/11/2001

37 Destroyed by terrorists Located in New York City Destroyed by terrorists Located in New York City

38 Washington Monument

39 Located in Washington, D.C. Honors our first president, George Washington Located in Washington, D.C. Honors our first president, George Washington

40 Grand Canyon

41 Located in Arizona Highly visited National Park Located in Arizona Highly visited National Park

42 Presidential Seal

43 National Archives

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46 Located in Washington, D.C. Houses important USA documents like the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution Located in Washington, D.C. Houses important USA documents like the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution

47 Declaration of Independence

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49 United States Constitution

50 Library of Congress

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52 Library of Congress Jefferson Library

53 Library of Congress Largest library in the world Located in Washington, D.C. Largest library in the world Located in Washington, D.C.

54 Smithsonian Museums The Castle

55 Smithsonian Museums National Museum of Natural History

56 Smithsonian Museums American Art Museum and National Gallery

57 Seattle Space Needle

58 Old Faithful

59 Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Found in Yellowstone, USA’s oldest National Park Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Found in Yellowstone, USA’s oldest National Park

60 Yosemite National Park Located in California One of most visited National Park Located in California One of most visited National Park

61 Central Park

62 Disneyland Located in Anaheim, California One of the most famous theme parks. Opened in 1955 Located in Anaheim, California One of the most famous theme parks. Opened in 1955

63 Pentagon

64 Located in Washington, D.C. Defense Department handles business here. Located in Washington, D.C. Defense Department handles business here.

65 Hollywood Sign

66 Famous landmark in Southern California

67 Smithsonian Museums

68 Sears Tower

69 Tallest building in USA Located in Chicago, Illinois Now known as the Willis Center Tallest building in USA Located in Chicago, Illinois Now known as the Willis Center

70 Yankee Stadium

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72 Home of the New York Yankees Team won more World Series than any other baseball team Home of the New York Yankees Team won more World Series than any other baseball team

73 Williamsburg

74 Jamestown

75 The Alamo

76 Kennedy Space Center

77 Lincoln Memorial

78 Jefferson Memorial


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