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Grades 2–4 Lesson Plan including curricula links, teaching sequence, and activity ideas. Teach your class about symbols of American life such as the U.S. flag, Pledge of Allegiance, White House and Capitol, and their origins and importance. The book explains key national holidays and traditions, such as Veterans Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving. What is the history of these symbols and traditions, and how do they impact on the lives of modern Americans?
Supports English Language Arts and Social Studies curricula for Civics and US History.
Curriculum aims covered include:
- Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA): Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
- National Council for Social Studies: College Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards Dimension 2: Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools: Civics
D2.His.4.3-5. Explain why individuals and groups during the same historical period differed in their perspectives.
- Center for Civic Education: National Standards for Civics and Government (K-4) content standards: What are the Basic Values and Principles of American Democracy?
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