Thursday, September 27, 2012

American Symbols

When learning about the elections it is easy to weave in the topic of American Symbols. We reviewed the Pledge of Allegiance and talked about what it means. I found a lovely book at the library that explained the words just right.

After reading the book we did an activity labeling the parts of the flag.

  I then showed them the Parts of the Flag Nomenclature that can be found at The Helpful Garden .
                   
   We also learned about the inside of the White House doing an activity that was easy peasy.

Since they were all fired up and begging for more I reminded them of their White House Lego kit and challenged them to put it together.
                                                                         
 To see other children doing history or geography related activities please pop over to All Things Beautiful  and join in the fun with the History/Geography Meme.  I am also linking this post to Montessori Monday                                                                                                                                     
                                                               

7 comments:

  1. I love all these activities. I didn't even know there were terms for all the parts of a flag, although now that I think about it, it makes sense. I love the White House activity and the book you mentioned and of course, we love Legos here. Great post. Thanks for linking up.

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  2. Need to have that White House Lego kit. My homeschoolers would love it!

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  4. What a great idea - I am adding it to my lesson plans. LOVE the White House Legos!!! So cool!

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  5. Thanks for reminding me, I need to get out my copy of that book.

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  6. Nice! I am trying to gather some resources for the upcoming election/government study and this is perfect! I am going to check this book out from the library!

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  7. What great activities for an election unit study! And the Lego White House is amazing! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I pinned your post to my Kids' Government Activities Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-government-activities/

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