Task

 Day 1. Investigation begins

Your group will begin by conducting a formal investigation into the importance of your American symbol.

You will want to find out these questions about your symbol:

1. What is your symbol?

2. What is the meaning of your symbol?

3. Is your symbol displayed somewhere? If so where is it?

4. What makes your symbol important to all Americans?

5. What does your symbol represent to other Americans?
You will answer all these questions before proceeding to step 2.

 

You may even add more to your paper if you find something interesting that was not a question that you had to answer from above.

Day 2. Poster Design



Once all your information
is recorded on your fact sheets, your group will begin the design of your poster.

Your poster MUST include a picture of the symbol, but can also be decorated by information that you discovered in your findings. For example, dates, names, people, places...

Day 3. Writing

 

Each member will write at least one paragraph on what they discovered about their symbol. What did you write on your paper.

 

Remember a paragraph must include a

1. Topic sentence

2. at least three supporting details

3. Conclusion

 

During this time you will take time to edit (make changes) to your paper.

 

**Grammar, Punctuation and capitalization will count toward your grade.

Day 4. Presenting

 

 

You will present your findings to the class.

Remember you are the expert, and must demonstrate your knowledge to the class and teach them what they did not already know.

Your presentation will include all members of group, your poster and your paper.


The US Flag

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/symbols/

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/symbols/in

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/american-flag/dex.html/history/us/symbols/

http://www.usflag.org/flag.etiquette.html



                            

The Bald Eagle

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/symbols/

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/symbols/index.html

http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/cpages/states/pat5.html

http://www.usflag.org/bald.eagle.html

 

 

The Liberty Bell


    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/symbols/

    http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/symbols/index.html

    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/liberty-bell-facts.html

    http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/libertybell.htm



 

      Mount Rushmore

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/symbols/

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/symbols/index.html

http://www.facts-about.org.uk/facts-about-mount-rushmore.html

http://www.allblackhills.com/mount_rushmore_national_memorial/facts_about_mount_rushmore.php

 



 
The White House

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/symbols/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/history

http://clinton4.nara.gov/WH/glimpse/WH_Facts/html/facts.html

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/symbols/index.html