Teaching children a deep appreciation for America's Founding Principles protects our future. LEARN them. LIVE them. LOVE them.
A Valentine for America
The historical JFK quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” is used to create the perfect valentine for America. Your students will learn how Abraham Lincoln united our country when her heart was broken.
“The Boy Who Changed the World”, by Andy Andrews reminds educators and families of their personal worth and valuable roles they play in our world. The easy to read, prepare, and instruct imagery brings a whole new level of learning into the classroom and home. Visuals, hands on experience, printable worksheets, art projects, video, activities, and rubric are rich with resources making it adaptable to any age. The lesson plan is created with differentiated instruction in science, social studies, math, and language arts.
The Star Spangled Banner
In this lesson, the symbols of America are easily and beautifully taught through music, math, art, social studies and language arts. Students and families will love to experience the creation of our Star Spangled Banner and understand its magnitude through graphing and geometry. They will learn to express their respect for America and her symbols through art, music, and poetry. Using this unique multi-media and cooperative learning lesson, teaching American symbols will be an unforgettable experience.
Stand up for Liberty
The Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence, and the liberty of America is illustrated and taught through math, science, literature, and hands on group activities. The monetary anticipatory set will inspire children to recognize the liberties they have as Americans while they understand the value of money and the meaning of our motto ‘e pluribus unim’. Your students will understand what liberty is as they meet and learn from our country’s founders and Lady Liberty. “We hold these truths to be self-evident…..that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.
America’s Honor Team
Students will be a member of America’s Honor Team as they learn about our veterans and their acts of valor in receiving the medal of honor. They will understand that these honorable men and women protect and provide our freedom, and because of them we have civil rights and liberties. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges are given honor for their actions that help us remember we are all created equal. Media rich resources inspire you to teach with differentiated instruction. Creatively designed writing assessments, science experiments, and the multi-media imaging of the courageous actions of America’s people inspires students to honor others and behave in honorable ways.
Through this unique multimedia, integrated lesson children will understand how to be a patriot. Learning about the earliest patriots in our country will help them recognize the patriots of our time, including the hero’s of 9/11 and the everyday actions of patriots living in their communities. You will teach students to understand the Declaration of Independence, to love home and country, and to recognize the power of giving. Assessing their understanding through language arts, science and critical thinking will enable you to engage your students and promote growth in learning.
Students Will Value and Practice Gratitude In Their Lives Which Will Increase Their Self-Esteem and Happiness In Living. Have you ever wondered where the tradition of the American Thanksgiving began? This lesson is focused on the power of the written word. Sarah Hales’ letters and President Lincoln’s pivotal speeches and proclamations in the year 1863 teach students that in the midst of American tragedy, having an attitude of gratitude united our nation. Teaching gratitude with resources and stories from American history will unite your classroom and inspire them to become superheroes of giving thanks.
Teach the purpose and meaning of the Constitution to students with this integrated, engaging lesson plan. This lesson defines and illustrates our form of government through differentiated instruction. The three branches of government and voting are explained in memorable, applicable ways. With language arts, math, and science our Constitution will be understandable and exciting to students, teachers, and families.