Lesson Plan

Standing Up for Symbols

Students will show off their patriotism as they put their research and oral advocacy skills to the test in this history lesson.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe the history and significance of many United States symbols as well as the ideals these symbols represent.


(10 minutes)
  • Call students together to have them stand up, face the U.S. flag, and say the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Have students sit down. Ask if anyone knows the story behind the U.S. flag.
  • Once students have contributed what they believe they know about the history of the flag, read Our Flag by Carl Memling.