Patriotic Symbols and Practices
Standard of Learning
||The student will recognize the symbols and traditional practices that honor and foster patriotism in the United States by
||identifying the American flag, bald eagle, Washington Monument, and Statue of Liberty;
||demonstrating respect for the American flag by learning the Pledge of Allegiance.
Understand that the United States has patriotic symbols and traditions.
Identify patriotic symbols and traditions that honor the people and the history of the United States.
Know the following terms:
Identify the following patriotic symbols of the United States:
- Symbol: A picture or thing that stands for something else
- Tradition: A custom or belief that happens over a period of time
- Patriotic: Showing respect for and love of country
- American Flag: A flag representing the United States
Know that citizens say the Pledge of Allegiance to demonstrate respect for the American flag and the United States.
- American flag
- Bald eagle
- Washington Monument
- Statue of Liberty
Below is an annotated list of Internet resources for this organizing topic. Copyright restrictions may exist for the material on some Web sites. Please note and abide by any such restrictions.
“Bald Eagle.” Threatened and Endangered Species.<http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/SpeciesReport>. This Web page offers factual information about the bald eagle and its status as a threatened species.
A Capitol Fourth.” PBS. Capital Concerts, Inc. <http://www.pbs.org/capitolfourth/flag.html>. This Web page provides a history of the American flag.
The Flag of the United States. <http://www.usflag.org/toc.html>. This Web site features information about the American flag.
“Graphic Organizers.” Education Place. Houghton Mifflin. <http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/>. This Web page has a collection of graphic organizers.
“Graphic Organizers.” SCORE. Schools of California Online Resources for Education. <http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/torganiz.htm>. This Web page offers a variety of formats for graphic organizers.
Social Studies Curriculum Resources Poster Sets. Melissa Matusevich. <http://chumby.dlib.vt.edu/melissa/posters/posterset.html>. This Web site is a resource of social studies poster sets for grades K–3.
“Statue of Liberty Photo Tour.” nyctourist.com: The Official for New York City Tourism. <http://www.nyctourist.com/liberty1.htm>. This Web page is a photo tour of the Statue of Liberty.
“Statues and Memorials: The Washington Monument.” Bens’ Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. U.S. Government Printing Office. <http://www.nps.gov/wamo/ and http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/wa_monument.html>. These Web pages offer facts and photos about the Washington Monument.