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ERIC Number: EJ1041735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
"Oh, Say Can You See?" Visualizing American Symbols in the Fifth Grade
Brugar, Kristy A.; Dickman, Andrew H.
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v25 n4 p17-22 Mar-Apr 2013
Symbols have always had an important role in shaping our identity as a nation. The American flag, the Statue of Liberty, the White House, and the bald eagle all help to convey American values such as liberty, freedom, democracy, and independence. But how do elementary students understand these symbols and the values behind them? In this article, we describe a series of lessons in which fifth-graders examined the stories behind American symbols through observation, inquiry, and analysis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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