country symbols

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  1. 1gdteach

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    Does anyone have any fun lesson plans/ activities on our country's symbols. Like the statue of liberty, the flag, the liberty bell etc. 1st grade.
     
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    You could probably do some art projects with these. Like have them make a flag out of construction paper or a monument out of clay or something. I am doing this unit right now myself, but I'm honestly not doing anything that exciting just because I've been out for one thing so I'm rushing to finish it, and I didn't find a lot of really exciting things to do with it.
     
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    Ok, I think this is more abstract than you are thinking, but they are the kinds of things I do. We discussed flags and what the different parts represent, then they were able to use a variety of materials to make their own personal flag and explain what different things meant. For the constitution we discussed what it was (in a basic way) and made a classroom constitution and ll signed it. For the bell you could use egg carton bottoms and cut them off the carton, pant them, and poke a pipe cleaner through the bottom to make a bell shape - if you want it to ring place a jingle bell on the inside connected to the pipe cleaner.
     
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    in my son's art class...they did a freehand 3D of the Statue of Liberty; they're older (7th grade), but you could print out a photo, have them cut out and they could make a stand for it out of paper.
     
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    for the bald eagle...they could write down interesting facts about the bald eagle on paper cut out in the shape of an eagle.
     
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    My son's class is doing a short in-class play where each person has a memorized part (very few words) about a symbol. They also sing patriotic songs throughout. They invite their reading buddies and parents. Very low key, but the kids really get into it and learn a lot about US symbols.
     
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    The class has also been creating a America A to Z book based off of the book, A is for America by Scillian & Carroll. Each week they make a page connecting an alphabet letter to a patriotic symbol or ideal. It will become a great keepsake and the kids are learning slowly and steadily about their country. Here's the book link http://www.amazon.com/America-Devin...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205270780&sr=8-1
     

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