American Symbols A Two Week Unit for Kindergarten. Created by Kathy Ingram And Melanie Ratliff. Table of Contents. Rationale Standards-Based Education Unit Planning Template Standards Concept Map Outline Goal and Objectives Essential Question Activity One Activity Two
Standards-Based Education Unit Planning Template
Goal and Objectives
Conclusion and Outcome
Teacher and Student Materials
Standards-based Education Unit Planning Template
Grade target: Kindergarten Subject: Social Studies Unit: Importance of American Symbols
1st: What should students know and be able to do?
They should know and be able to discuss American symbols.Standard
Standard 1: Historical Understandings
What are the essential understandings?
Understand the American Symbols.
Students will need to know... American Symbols
Students will need to be able to do...
Discuss and write about American symbols
EQ: Why are these
SSKH2 The student will
and explain their
Make 3 cornered hat
Watch a video (Old Glory), color
learn a song
Read book, and
Watch video(Singing the Star-Spangled Banner with Corresponding Animation
Learn facts and
make a puppet
I. National Flag
a. Watch video
b. Color flag
c. Learn song
II. Bald Eagle
a. Learn facts
b. Eagle paper bag puppet
III. Statue of Liberty
a. Online coloring page
b. Facts about Statue of Liberty
c. Label picture during Writer’s Workshop
IV. Lincoln Memorial
a. Read book
b. View photos
V. Washington Monument
a. Make a three cornered hat
VI. White House
a. Virtual tour
VII. Pledge of Allegiance
a. Recite Pledge of Allegiance
b. Make pledge bookmark
VII. Star Spangled Banner
a. Make flag snack
b. Watch video
IV. Symbol Review
a. Watch videoOutline
To introduce the American symbols (the National Flag, Bald Eagle, Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, White House, “Pledge of Allegiance”, and “Star Spangled Banner”) and explain their meaning.
To learn the importance of American symbols (the National Flag, Bald Eagle, Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, White House, “Pledge of Allegiance”, and “Star Spangled Banner”) and explain their meaning.Goal and Objectives
Click on the American Flag and watch the video (Old Glory) to discover flag facts.
Click here to print out an American flag and color it correctly.
Learn the Song “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and march around the room while waving your flag in the air.
Click on the picture to watch a video.
Flag template printed (copy paper) and crayons
Eagle template printed (copy paper), brown paper bags, scissors, and glue sticks
Statue of Liberty template printed (copy paper), and pencils
Black construction paper, staples, stapler, and feathers
Bookmark template, crayons, scissors, and glue sticks
Graham crackers, blue, red, and white frosting, white chocolate chips, plastic knives, and paper plates
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