Lesson Plan

Bald Eagle: The USA's National Bird

Your students will love learning about America's national bird as they watch a video, listen to a story, and play a fun game! Get your students excited to learn social studies with this lesson.
View aligned standards
No standards associated with this content.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to say why the bald eagle was chosen as our national bird.


(5 minutes)
Bald Eagle Coloring PageBald Eagle FactsThe Great Seal
  • Gather your students where they can see the interactive whiteboard.
  • Load a picture of the Great Seal of the United States.
  • Invite your students to describe what they see.
  • Count the stars, stripes, arrows, and olives on the seal.
  • Ask your students if they know what kind of bird is on the seal.
  • Tell your students that the American bald eagle is our national bird.