ERIC Number: ED460066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Patriotic Symbols: Kindergarten Model Lesson for Standard 2. California History-Social Science Course Models.
In kindergarten, students learn the symbols of the alphabet and numeric symbols. This unit is designed to help students understand what patriotic symbols are and that the nation and the state have symbols and icons to represent thoughts, feelings, emotions, and physical objects. Exposure to different national and state symbols helps students develop national identity and patriotism. The unit provides historical background for teachers; presents focus questions on the material; offers literacy links (reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities); and identifies materials needed. It outlines the topic information in detail: "Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; and "Culminating the Topic." It also provides assessment activities and extended and correlated activities. Lists eight resources for the sample topic. Appended are the lyrics of "You're a Grand Old Flag." (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Enrichment, History Instruction, Kindergarten, Literacy, Patriotism, Political Socialization, Primary Education, Social Studies, State Standards, Symbolism
California Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, 6th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-654-6299; Fax: 916-657-4964. For full text: http://www.history.ctaponline.org/center/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California