Students will learn about how US citizens display their loyalty to the country and how symbols help us remember our responsibilities as citizens.
Students will know:
- Patriotic symbols and traditions of the U.S.
- How our symbols and traditions remind us of our responsibilities as citizens
Student Prior Knowledge
The name and general boundary of their town and/or county.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will answer the following questions:
- How do US citizens display their loyalty to the country?
- How do symbols help us remember our responsibilities as citizens?
- After saying the Pledge of Allegiance, students will listen to the clip of Red Skelton.
- Discuss with a partner what some of the unfamiliar words really mean (indivisible, justice, liberty, nation, republic, allegiance).
- Discuss flag etiquette: Respectfully disposing of it when it is worn, flying at half-mast, how to hang it, etc.
- Discuss how our actions show our allegiance.
- Find and describe other national symbols, people, and phrases found on coins and bills.
- Sing and discuss the meanings found in The Star Spangled Banner.
- Expose the students to other pledges, flags, anthems, colors, mascots, and oaths, such as those used by the schools, Boy/Girl Scouts of America, Utah, or other nations.