U.S. Symbols

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Quiz: U.S. Symbols

The symbols of our country help us honor our heritage and think of the U.S. as a country of hope, freedom, and friendship. Learn about the history of our country's symbols and what they mean to Americans. Includes the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, the Bald Eagle, the American Flag, and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Student Application

Explore the national symbols of the United States and why they have such powerful meanings to the citizens of our country.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that a symbol is anything that stands for something else. A symbol can represent things that are too large to carry around, like a highway, or a symbol can represent things that are abstract.
  2. Students will realize that nations have symbols that represent their beliefs, values, and ide...

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Supporting Activities

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    1. Have a discussion with the class about symbols. Brainstorm symbols that the class can identify (e.g. railroad crossing signs, logos, etc.). Show students examples of actual U.S. symbols (flag, eagle, Statue of Liberty, and Liberty Bell). Have students hypothesize why these ...

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