Created By: Donna Holinga, Lincoln Magnet School (Springfield, IL)
Grade Level: 7th
Content Area: Language Arts/Social Studies
Database Integration: Students will use the TDC database to view images which included common patriotic symbols of the United States such as Uncle Sam, the Liberty Bell, and the torch of the Statue of Liberty. They will then complete research on a patriotic symbol of their choice.
Activity that Meets this Standard
GOAL 14 (Social Studies): Understand political systems, with an emphasis on the
Learning Standard F: Understand the development of United States political ideas and traditions.
|Students will complete research about the origin of a patriotic symbol and report their findings using either a poster or a Power Point presentation.|
|STATE GOAL 16: Understand events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.||Students will complete research about the origin of a patriotic symbol and report their findings using either a poster or a Power Point presentation.|
|STATE GOAL 5 (Language Arts): Use the language arts to acquire, assess and communicate information.||Students will use various types of research materials and report their findings in either a poster or Power Point presentation.|
This unit will take seven 50 minute class periods to complete.
Student will be assessed using a predetermined, teacher created rubric which will be presented to them at the beginning of the project.