ERIC Number: ED460932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Our Nation's Symbols and Holidays. Grade 1 Model Lesson for Standard 3. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Keir, Wendi; Rickett, Elizabeth; Porter, Priscilla
Standard 3 of the California History-Social Science Framework requires that students in grade one know and understand U.S. symbols, icons, and traditions, such as the Pledge of Allegiance, the U.S. flag, essential documents, landmarks, and national holidays. The flag is a unifying theme for this unit of study. Students analyze the symbolism of the flag, learn patriotic songs about the flag, and examine ways the flag is displayed. Four weeks are suggested to complete this lesson plan. The unit provides background information on the topic, lists focus questions, gives literacy links, and considers the topic in detail: "Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; and "Culminating the Topic." The lesson plan suggests assessment methods and presents extended and correlated activities. (Contains a list of 34 print resources and 16 media resources for the sample topic. Appended are the lyrics of "You're a Grand Old Flag"; information on flag etiquette; the Pledge of Allegiance; and graphic organizers on patriotic songs, patriotic symbols, and landmarks.) (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Grade 1, Holidays, Literacy, Primary Education, Social History, Social Studies, State Standards, Thematic Approach
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California