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  1. Patriotic Symbols A WebQuest simulation for K-1st grade Social Studies Designed by Dana Norman For EDEE 3380 9/23/08 Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Evaluation Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  2. This lesson was created as a simulation of a “WebQuest” for a class at UNT (EDEE 3380). It gives teachers an idea for using technology to help younger students during a social studies lesson. “Patriotic Symbols” helps the student identify national and state patriotic symbols including the U.S. and Texas flags, the Liberty Bell, and the Alamo. Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Evaluation Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Introduction

  3. Learners This lesson is for first grade Social Studies, but could be used for kindergarten students. The teacher will need to present all patriotic symbols used in this lesson, and explain to the student why it is a national or a state symbol. The student will use a printout for evaluation purposes. More advanced students may explore the different websites, and coloring pages may be added for some extra fun. Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Evaluation Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  4. Standards TEKS Standards Social Studies 1st grade 13.a Citizenship: Explain selected national and state patriotic symbols such as the U.S. and Texas flags, the Liberty Bell, and the Alamo. Students will compare national and state patriotic symbols to determine if they are American or Texan. Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Evaluation Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  5. Process The teacher should read books about patriotic symbols to the class as well as use pictures and bulletin boards where the student can group the symbols into national or state categories. Make sure to include the following symbols: Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Evaluation Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits • National (American) • Shape • Flag • Rose • Eagle • Oak Tree • White House • Liberty Bell • Pledge • State (Texan) • Shape • Flag • Bluebonnet • Mockingbird • Pecan Tree • The Alamo • Longhorns • Pledge

  6. Process cont. After the teacher introduces the ideas, students may play the game “Is It American or Texan?” Where the student clicks on a picture and the computer will tell them if it is American or Texan. Then the student will use a printout of the symbols to mark symbols as American and/or Texan using crayons. Then the student may explore other websites as they show the ability to do so. Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Evaluation Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  7. Resources Teacher background information. Kay Bailey Hutchison ‘About Texas’ website http://www.senate.gov/~hutchison/abouttexas.html Government Documents and Maps website http://govdocs.evergreen.edu/symbols.html First-School website for patriotic crafts http://www.first-school.ws/theme/h_united_states.htm Student Exploration websites: U.S. Symbols Matching Game: http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/july4/games/match_up/usa_match.htm http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/symbols/index.html http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/symbols http://americanhistory.mrdonn.org/Symbols.html Texas Symbols http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/texas/ http://www.srttexas.org/symbols.html http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/tx_symb.htm http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/kids/about_texas/ Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Evaluation Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  8. Resources cont. Book Resources O, Say Can You See? By Sheila Keenan (2004) Symbols of Freedom by Tristan Boyer Binns (2001) Texas Facts and Symbols by Emily McAuliffe (2003) Bulletin Board Resources http://www.learningisfun.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=48383 Coloring Pages Resources http://www.first-school.ws/theme/cp_h_usapatriotic.htm http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/kids/about_texas/symbols/ http://www.coloringbookfun.com/patriotic/ Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Evaluation Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  9. Resources cont. The teacher will also need access to software that can display the pictures and let the student know when they have made the correct choice. Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Evaluation Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  10. Evaluation Print out the pictures and have the child circle the U.S. symbols in red and/or box the Texas symbols in blue. Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Evaluation Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  11. Student Introduction Is it American or Texan? Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Click on the shape to hear if it is American or Texan, then on arrow. Does not work in Power Point mode, must be in a WebQuest.

  12. Task The student will practice categorizing symbols as either American patriotic symbols or Texan patriotic symbols. Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  13. Process The student will (TSW) look at a pair of pictures. TSW think about which one is American and which is Texan. TSW click on the pictures to reinforce the correct answers. TSW click on the arrow to move to the next set of pictures. TSW use a printout of the symbols to mark symbols as American and/or are Texan. TSW use web resources to explore if desired. Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  14. Evaulation The student will complete the game and take the written test. Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  15. Conclusion At this point you should be able to identify certain patriotic symbols as national symbols or state symbols. Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Extra Websites for America Extra Websites for Texas Color Pages

  16. Credits WebQuest template can be found at: http://webquest.org/index.php Pictures provided by Clip Art and free access pictures on www.google.com Please see Resources under Teacher Pages for website links used for specific lesson information. TEKS information http://www.tea.state.tx.us/teks/grade/First_Grade.pdf Teacher Pages Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Student Pages Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits

  17. Is It American or Texan? The following slides are examples of what the actual WebQuest activity would like. When a child clicks on a picture the computer would reply the correct answer.

  18. Shape

  19. Flags

  20. Flowers

  21. Birds

  22. Buildings

  23. Symbols

  24. Pledges Honor the Texas Flag. I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible. 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.

  25. Trees