U.S. Symbols

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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 Bell, Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, White House, Star-Spangled Banner, Pledge of Allegiance, and apple pie.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the video along with its quiz or notebook during center rotations 
  • Print the video's notebook, give one to each learner, pause and refer to the questions as they are discussed on screen 
  • Display pupils' finished products—drawings, written work, or the activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Flag Day is observed on June 14th
  • If scholars watch the video independently, have headphones available to cut back on noise
  • Annie speaks calmly and slowly
  • A voice reads aloud link titles when you scroll over the image 
  • Provides a variety of activities to extend the learning experience—quizzes, games, word play, and more!  
  • Offers closed captioning, a transcript, and full screen options
  • None
Common Core