Category Archives: Social Studies

Elements of Political Cartoons

Elements of Political Cartoons Symbolism Cartoonists use simple objects, or symbols, to stand for larger concepts or ideas. After you identify the symbols in a cartoon, think about what the cartoonist intends each symbol to stand for. Examples of Symbols … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Compare & Contrast

War of 1812 Compare & Contrast   Directions: Using the information you’ve learned about the War of 1812 from the Smithsonian Magazine article, your textbook, and lecture, complete the following chart.   American Point of View British Point of View … Continue reading

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British View of The War of 1812

The British View the War of 1812 Quite Differently Than Americans Do The star-spangled war confirmed independence for the United States. But for Great Britain, it was a betrayal By  Amanda Foreman July 2014 As we look forward to celebrating … Continue reading

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The Music in Me

by Melissa Zirkel 1st Grade Whittier Elementary School, Kansas City Public School District Students will explore people, places, and things of the past and draw conclusions about the lives of others in relationship to their own. Students will also engage in … Continue reading

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The American Flag as a Symbol

The American Flag as a Symbol: A lesson to celebrate the flag Social Studies Grade Levels 5 – 12 Bonnie Cooper, Caney Creek High School, Conroe (Texas) ISD Students use images of the US flag in to identify different ways the … Continue reading

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_Lesson 3

Guiding Question – What do our National Symbols mean to me? Focus Word – Liberty Lesson 3 – Emma Lazarus Introduction: 1) Introduce “The New Colossus” by asking what immigrant means. Capture the answers in a wordle. 2) Read “The … Continue reading

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Module III: Narrative Writing through Patriotic Song

A.  (Teacher models lesson with student assistance.) During the early 1900s, the march sound of John Phillip Sousa rang across America, World War I was taking shape, cities were growing, women won the right to vote, and many homes across … Continue reading

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