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Table of Contents National Symbols National Documents National Landmarks and Monuments References Core Curriculum Movie Assignment Click on play buttons to navigate the pages Back to Title slide
National Documents Declaration of Independence The Constitution Table of Contents
Declaration of Independence This document was the first step in separating the 13 colonies from the control of Great Britain Written by Thomas Jefferson Table of Contents Back to National Documents Congress approved it on July 4, 1776 Happy Birthday America
The Constitution Describes the structure of our national government Describes the rights of the American people Took 3 months to write in the summer of 1787 Table of Contents Back to National Documents September 17 is known as Constitution Day Constitution Movie
National Symbols The FlagLiberty Bell Table of Contents The Bald Eagle
American Flag Thirteen Strips – Represent the thirteen colonies Fifty Stars – Represent the fifty states as a union Symbolism of Colors – Red: valor and bravery – White: purity and innocence – Blue: vigilance, perseverance, and justice Table of Contents National Anthem Pledge of Allegiance Back to National Symbols “You’re a Grand Old Flag”
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. Back to National Symbols Back to the Flag page Table of Contents About the pledge of Allegiance
Pledge of Allegiance A promise of loyalty to the United States When the Pledge is said everyone must stand at attention, facing the flag with their right hand over their heart, unless they are in uniform. Table of Contents Back to National Symbols Back to the Flag page
National Anthem Words written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 The song is about the American flag still flying after a night of fierce battle during the War of 1812 Table of Contents Back to National Symbols Back to the Flag page The Star-Spangled Banner Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight; O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming. And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
The Liberty Bell Click on the bell to hear what the cracked bell sounds like Symbol of freedom Was rung when the Declaration of Independence was signed Made of copper and tin Weighs 2,000 pounds The bell cracked shortly after arriving in the U.S. Click on the bell to hear what the bell sounded like without a crack Table of Contents Back to National Symbols What is written on the bell?
Leviticus 25:10 Table of Contents Back to National Symbols Back to Liberty Bell “ Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”
The Bald Eagle Animal unique to U.S. Symbolizes strength, courage, and freedom Look for the image of the Bald Eagle on government seals, the President’s flag and on one-dollar bills. Table of Contents Back to National Symbols
National Landmarks and Monuments Table of Contents The Statue of LibertyWashington Monument Lincoln MemorialIndependence Hall U.S. Capitol
Washington Monument Four sided stone structure – one of the tallest in the world Honors George Washington the “Father of our Country” Fifty flags surround the base Back to National Landmarks and Monuments Table of Contents Reflecting Pool Located in Washington D.C.
The Reflecting Pool Located on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial Holds 7 million gallons of water! Back to National Landmarks and Monuments Table of Contents Back to Washington Monument
Lincoln Memorial Honors Abraham Lincoln – President of the United States during the Civil War 19 feet tall Weighs 175 tons Back to National Landmarks and Monuments Table of Contents Located in Washington D.C.
Independence Hall The Constitution was written and signed here Home of the Liberty Bell for 200 years Back to National Landmarks and Monuments Table of Contents Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Statue of Liberty Symbolizes freedom throughout the world Given as a gift of friendship from the people of France Her torch represents liberty The tablet in her left hand is inscribed with July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals Back to National Landmarks and Monuments Table of Contents Located in New York Harbor
U.S. Capitol Home to the House of Representatives and the Senate since 1800 Statue of a woman on top represents freedom Table of Contents Back to National Landmarks and Monuments Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Assignment Review the following websites and activities – Flag activity (Be patient, it takes a few minutes to load) Flag activity – The Star Spangled Banner website The Star Spangled Banner website – Symbols of U.S. Government (follow the link to the PDF for more information) Symbols of U.S. Government Make a Glogster using 5 facts you learned about the flag. Include at least one picture in your Glogster. – Fact example: The color red in the flag stands for bravery. Table of Contents
(Citizenship): Students will recognize and practice civic responsibility in the community, state, and nation. Investigate and show how communities, state, and nation are united by symbols that represent citizenship in our nation. Identify and explain the significance of various national symbols, documents, and landmarks Standard 2 Objective 3 Indicator C Table of Contents Second Grade Social Studies
References U.S. Government Printing Office. Superintendent of Documents. “Ben’s Guide (K-2): Symbols of U.S. Government.” Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. January 12, 2000. (June 18, 2011).http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/symbols/index.html U.S. Government Printing Office. Superintendent of Documents. “Ben’s Guide (3-5): Symbols of U.S. Government.” Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. July 16, 2009. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/index.html (June 18, 2011). U.S. Government Printing Office. Superintendent of Documents. “Ben’s Guide (3-5): Historical Documents.” Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. May 7, 2001. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/documents/index.html (June 18, 2011). You’re a grand old flag. July 21, 2010. Retrieved from http://wpumusictech.wikispaces.com/Documents+for+Class using Creative Commons (June 17, 2011). http://wpumusictech.wikispaces.com/Documents+for+Class Music and pictures are from Microsoft Office PowerPoint, soundzabound, uen, and the sources listed above. Table of Contents
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