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Patriotic Symbols

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars define what a patriotic symbol means, as well as sing a patriotic song. In this social science lesson students work in groups to write about a patriotic symbol.  Groups draw pictures of their symbols. 
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The Statue of Liberty: The Meaning and Use of a National Symbol

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Engage your class in a series of activities, each related to the use or analysis of symbols used to convey patriotic or national concepts. They identify different national symbols and explain their meanings, discussing the importance of...
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Patriotic Symbols

For Teachers K - 1st
Students identify patriotic symbols. In this United States history lesson, students view photos of various symbols, such as The Statue of Liberty and draw the symbols onto white construction paper. Students decorate their illustrations...
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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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Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

For Teachers K
Students recognize the states in the continental United States and find their state. In this patriotic symbols lesson, students explore unfair taxation practices. Students understand the benefits of democracy participate in activities...
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Personal Patriots

For Teachers 1st
First graders review the Pledge of Allegiance and symbols of America. Students discuss the sequence used to say the Pledge of Allegiance. They practice reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Students view symbols of things they know and...
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Missing Pieces of the Puzzle: African Americans in Revolutionary Times

For Students 5th - 11th
What's missing from most studies of the American Revolutionary War is information about the role African Americans played in the conflict. To correct this oversight, middle schoolers research groups like the Black Loyalists and  Black...
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Patriotism Reflected in Art and Literature (part A)

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore pre-World War II Japanese art. In this patriotism lesson, students analyze Eternal Fuji and Red Sun by Yokoyama Taikan. Students discuss the techniques used to create the painting as well as the symbolism behind it....
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Texas Symbols

For Teachers 1st
First graders create 2 Texas State symbols using Microsoft Paint and identify 4 Texas symbols. Each student get to choose his/her own symbol to draw. Each child have a workbook with the symbols in it. The final products are made into a...
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Labor Day Workers Cube

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners examine the history of celebrating Labor Day and discuss the important role blue-collar workers play in the country's economy. After discussion, they create a cube displaying drawings of various jobs they admire. Panels of cube...
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The Pledge of Allegiance

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars explore U.S. history by identifying American symbolism. In this American Flag instructional activity, students read the poem "The Flag" by M. Hubbard and define the symbolism of the colors and stripes within the U.S. flag....
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Flags and Freedom

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students create their own flag with symbols and colors that each have specific meanings. In this flags lesson plan, students review the American Flag and what the symbols and colors of it mean.
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Texas Quarter Drawing

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students recognize the U.S. penny, nickel, dime, and quarter by design and denomination and study the historical figures depicted on the coins. They study simple Texas symbols and choose one to draw in a design for a Texas Quarter.
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Money Circulation: A Story of Trade and Commerce

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners are introduced to the meaning, symbolism, and value of the quarter. They determine the percentage of total monetary value held in quarters and graph the results. Students infer about the U.S. Mint's distrubution of coins. They...
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American Pride

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students combine a variety of symbols to communicate ideas or information into a colored pencil drawing surrounding the theme, American Pride.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: 9/11 Revisited

For Students 8th - 12th
Political cartoons about the September 11 terrorist attacks provide an opportunity for class members to analyze the inferences embedded in the drawings.
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Capitol Visitors Center, Post-Visit Lesson Plan, Grades K-3

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students visit the Texas Capitol Visitors Center. They review the importance of the Lone Star as a state symbol. They create a collage of Lone Stars using various print media (newspapers, magazines, travel literature and advertisements.)
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Places where I see the flag

For Teachers K
Students talk about flags from different countries and how during the olympics they can see flags from many different countries.
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A "State of the Arts" Coin 4-6

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the historical figures depicted on the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and explore how symbols of U.S. patriotism were used in their design. They research symbols of Texas and choose one to draw in a design for a Texas...
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A "State of the Arts" Coin

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students study the historical figures depicted on the quarter and explore how symbols of U.S. patriotism were used in its various designs. They research symbols of Texas and choose one to draw in a design for a Texas quarter. in...
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Coin Art 4-6

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the historical figures and symbols of U.S. patriotism depicted on the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter coins and learn that artists designed the portraits and other images on the coins. They research Texas symbols and...
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Sides of a Texas Quarter

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students study the meaning, symbolism, and value of U.S. coins, especially the quarter. They research Texas symbols online and create a design for the obverse and reverse sides a Texas quarter in a choice of media.
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Social Studies: Commemorative Quarter Designs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research symbols from Texas history and make selections for quarter designs. In addition, they include written explanations to accompany their drawings. Coin designs cultural background and visually represent patriotism and...
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A "State of the Arts" Coin K-3

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students recognize the U.S. penny, nickel, dime, and quarter by design, size, and denomination and that the portraits and other images depicted on the coins were designed by artists. They study common Texas symbols and choose one to draw...