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47 resources with the concept american symbols

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U.S. Symbols

For Students K - 3rd Standards
United States symbols are the subject of a video brought to you by BrainPop Jr. Hosts, Annie and Moby, begin with a definition of the word symbol, then go on to detail ten American symbols—the American flag, a Bald Eagle, the Liberty...
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Reading Closely For Textual Details: "And, above all, we had to learn English."

For Teachers 8th Standards
Only a thorough understanding of history can save us from repeating it. Practice close reading skills with an eighth grade unit that focuses on 19th century America, including European immigration into Ellis Island and Frederick...
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United States Symbols

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Why is the bald eagle the national bird of the United States? Who built the Statue of Liberty? Where did the stars and stripes on the American flag come from? Elementary learners research prominent American symbols in a social studies...
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Hidden Flags

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars scour a city landscape to locate twenty-five hidden flags. After each discovery, the narrator offers a piece of information about the American symbol. When all flags are found, a fireworks display appears in celebration of a job...
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Texas v. Johnson

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Which right does the Constitution weigh more heavily: the sanctity of the American flag as a symbol of national unity, or the right to burn the flag in protest? The 1989 Supreme Court case of Texas v. Johnson explores a state's right to...
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The United States Flag as a Symbol

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Though September 11 was the most devastating attack on American soil, it was not the first. Middle schoolers discuss the symbolism of the American flag pulled from the debris at the World Trade Center, and how the flag connects to that...
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A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Can dogs be heroes? Examine the experience of rescue dogs on 9/11 with a class discussion and small group activity. As learners read about different canine first responders and the roles they played, they design a Medal of Commemoriation...
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Personal Healing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
People grieve in different ways, but many seek a common place to remember and pay tribute to lost loved ones and countrymen. Middle schoolers embark on a research project in which they find various forms of memorialization and answer...
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Mount Rushmore

For Students 5th Standards
How did those faces get on that mountain, and why did they choose those particular presidents? Learn about Mount Rushmore's construction and the history behind the men represented on the mountainside with a short reading passage and set...
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The New Colossus

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
The Statue of Liberty is one of the United States' most iconic monuments. Learners examine the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, which is engraved on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal. They then respond to a series of text-based...
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The Changing Pledge

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
This is the perfect resource for celebrating Flag Day or introducing the Pledge of Allegiance in the United States to your students! Pupils first investigate an earlier version of the Pledge from 1892 and identify how the document and...
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Flag Day

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Use a pocket chart poem to help you teach youngsters about the American flag and discuss the meaning of the starts and stripes. This resource also includes an additional lesson plan and poem prompting learners to think about the sights...
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Stars, Stripes and Symbols of America: Comparing Our Flag, Past and Present

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Your young historians will compare and contrast the details of the American flag today with an an image of the nation's flag from the post-Civil War era, and identify the flag's importance as a national symbol through analysis worksheets...
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National Symbols

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
What are the most prominent symbols of the United States? Learn about the bald eagle, the American flag, and the Statue of Liberty in a reading comprehension activity that includes a short passage and five reflective questions.
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Basics of Poetry

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Poetry is often referred to as compressed speech—compressed because poets choose their words for their sound, as well as their meaning, and carefully arrange these words to create the maximum effect. Introduce class members to...
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Discovering American Symbols

For Teachers 3rd
Help youngsters get to know their states and capitals, explore their own country, and study American symbolism. They take a "trip" across America collecting symbols, images, and information about each state as they go (through text and...
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Mount Rushmore

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars inspect Mount Rushmore. In this Mount Rushmore lesson, students explore American symbols. Young scholars log on to Second Life and investigate Mount Rushmore. Students communicate learning using differentiated options.
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Symbols of America

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders choose an American symbol and write a poem about it. In this American symbols lesson plan, 3rd graders view and discuss the purpose of some American symbols and then write at least 5 lines in a poem about it.
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Symbols: A Reaction to Their Power

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the concept of symbolism. In this social studies lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources regarding the use of symbols in the past and the impact of symbols in today's culture.
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Flag Day

For Students 8th - 12th
Why is the United States flag such an important symbol to America that it gets its own day to celebrate it? Pupils read a passage that discusses the symbolism and significance of the American flag. Following the reading, they answer quiz...
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National Symbols

For Students 6th - 8th
What do the flag, the bald eagle, and the Statue of Liberty remind you of? After reading a short article about these national symbols, middle schoolers are asked to identify ideas that these items represent.
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All Americana

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research American landmarks and symbols. For this United States history lesson, 5th graders create a KWL chart about the symbols of America and take notes during a PowerPoint presentation. Students complete the rest of the...
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American Symbols and Figures

For Teachers 4th
Students examine a variety of symbols important in American culture. They investigate the history of the Great Seal of the United States and the painting "The Spirit of 1776". They create an original seal and identify important monuments.
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American Symbol Sort

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine American symbols. In this symbols lesson, 4th graders identify the American symbols in the pictures they access from the Library of Congress.