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.
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Learning Objectives

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

Introduction

(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.