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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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The Valley of Ashes — The Great Gatsby

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Valley of Ashes, the billboard advertising Dr. T.J. Eckleburg, and Wilson's garage are haunting symbols that F. Scott Fitzgerald uses to bring into focus the dark side of the American Dream. A resource from the PBS American Masters...
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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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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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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 instructional activity and poem prompting learners to think about...
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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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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. In 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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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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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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Pre Trip Quiz-- the Statue of Liberty

For Students 5th - 6th
In this social studies worksheet, students learn the history of the Statue of Liberty and investigate 6 American symbols. Students answer 12 questions about the statue and do research to find the meaning of the American symbols and how...
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Appliqué Bedcover

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine the process of creating patriotic American appliqué designs. They research American patriotic appliqué quilts, list American symbols, and design and create their own paper appliqué designs.
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Mount Rushmore

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

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students research American symbols. In this American History activity, students listen to the story The Wall and discuss the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. They also listen to One Nation and research an American Symbol to create a poster. 
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The Great Seal

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students study patriotic symbols of America. In this American history instructional activity, students construct a KWL chart on United States symbols and examine visuals of the Great Seal and bald eagle. Students create another symbol...
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American Symbols

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete activities to explore American national symbols and what they represent. In this national symbols lesson, students define "symbol" and discuss the flag, Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, American Bald Eagle, among...
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A Salute to American Symbols

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore American symbols. For this reading and social studies lesson, students read literature regarding American symbols and describe the significance of the symbols as they research them in groups.
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My Country 'Tis of Thee with American Symbols

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students study the various patriotic symbols which represent America. They choose one, research its history, and write a report about it. They make a drawing of the symbol and use the drawing in a PowerPoint presentation for the rest of...
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Can You Name This American Symbol?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Like magic, a picture of the American flag appears. This presentation, in which a picture of the American flag is revealed in a step-by-step process, could be used as an anticipatory set in a lower elementary classroom.
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Social Studies: Famous History

For Teachers 2nd
While a rudimentary overview of facts relating to U.S. History, this resource could be used as a starting point for a discussion of this topic. However, there is very little information included on each slide, and one of the terms used...
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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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American Symbol Sort

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine American symbols. In this symbols instructional activity, 4th graders identify the American symbols in the pictures they access from the Library of Congress.
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Arlington Poster Project

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss American symbols. In this American history lesson, 1st graders write what it means to be an American.
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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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American Heritage Themes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore American freedom, unity, progress, and responsibility. In this American history lesson, students discuss what it means to be an American as they reflect on contributions of noteworthy Americans and write a composition...
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American Symbols

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore the symbols of the United States. In this U.S. history lesson, students create an American flag puzzle and research facts on the flag. Students view a Powerpoint presentation on other symbols of America.
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The American Flag

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the American flag and its importance. In this American flag lesson, 3rd graders practice the Pledge of Allegiance, discuss and learn the meaning of the American flag stripes, stars, and colors, and sing 'America the...
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Symbols of the United States Alphabetical Order

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this American symbols activity, students read 16 vocabulary words that pertain to the United States. Students alphabetize the words.
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Symbols of the United States Alphabetical Order Worksheet

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this online interactive United States symbols worksheet, students examine 10 words and names and then write them in alphabetical order on the lines provided. This worksheet may also be printed for classroom use.
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Symbols of America: The Great Seal

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this American symbols instructional activity, students discuss American symbols and The Great Seal of the United States. Students then color the seal.
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Saluting America's Symbols

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this American symbols worksheet, students examine a chart that contains information pertaining to American symbols and their history. Students respond to 5 short answer questions regarding the information.
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Decorated Writing Paper-- American Symbols

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this writing template, students use the decorated writing paper for any story or report writing task. The paper is decorated with a border depicting American symbols. The paper is lined for upper elementary age students.
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Americana Research

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine and research information about American symbols, icons, and monuments. They select an item, identify why it is considered American, and create a Powerpoint presentation displaying their research information to the...
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To Be An American

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars research the symbols of America, present their research to the class, write a paper about being an American and write their own Declaration of Independence.
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Symbols of America: the American Flag

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this American symbols worksheet, students discuss 3 questions about the United States flag. Students then color the American flag.
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Word Family Activities and American Symbols

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this word family and American symbols worksheet, students learn about word families and American symbols. They complete an activity in which they create real and nonsense words by combining sounds of the alphabet with 7 different word...
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American and Patriotic Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the concept of symbolism. Many students know what the different patriotic symbols are, but they do not know why these things symbolize patriotism. They identify classic American symbols, explain why they are symbols and...