First Grade Social Studies Miss Sherri Friddle
Our Nation's Symbols First Grade Social Studies Miss Sherri Friddle
Pledge of Allegiance I pledge allegiance to the flag of the
United States of America. And to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
Meaning Behind the Words
“I pledge” – I promise “allegiance” – to be true or loyal So the Pledge of Allegiance really says: “I promise to be true and loyal to the flag of the United States of America. And to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”
American Flag The American flag is made up of 3 colors:
~ red – stands for the blood that was shed for our country ~ white – stands for the purity of our country ~ blue – stands for the perseverance of our country
American Flag The American flag has 50 stars.
The 50 stars stand for the 50 states. The 13 stripes represent the first 13 states of our country.
What do you know? What does pledge mean? I promise
Which hand do we place over our heart when we say the Pledge of Allegiance? right hand What are the three colors in our flag? red, white, and blue
Why do you think our country chose those colors for our flag
Why do you think our country chose those colors for our flag? (answers will vary) How many stripes does the flag have and what do they stand for? thirteen; the first thirteen states of our country
How many stars does the flag have?
50 What does each star stand for? one for each state
Statue of Liberty
Facts about the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is located in the New York Harbor. It was a gift from France to America. It is a symbol of freedom.
Bald Eagle The bald eagle is a symbol of strength and nobility
The bald eagle is on different types of United States money like the quarter and the $20.00.
Liberty Bell The Liberty Bell is a symbol of freedom.
It is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
White House It is located in Washington, D.C.
It is the home of the President of the United States. Who is the President of the United States? George W. Bush
What Do You Know? Where is the Statue of Liberty located?
New York Harbor Why do you think they chose the New York Harbor as the home for the Statue of Liberty? (answers will vary) What does the Liberty Bell stand for? Freedom
Where is the Liberty Bell located?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Who lives in the White House? the President Why do you think they call it the White House? (answers will vary)
Who is the current President?
George W. Bush Where is the White House located? Washington D.C. Can you think of any other symbols of our country? (answers will vary)
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