LEARNING GOAL/OBJECTIVE: American students aren’t well known for their grasp of historical knowledge. One way to correct this is to make it more enjoyable to learn.
To help students at home or in school enjoy learning about American history I’ve written this fun little story about a leprechaun brother and sister from Ireland coming to this country and learning symbols and individuals that represent the United States.
To access declarative knowledge mastery of being able to recognize symbols and individuals that represent the United States I’ve included a close reading activity complete with an answer key
GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS
ON-GRADE LEVEL: 1st & 2nd-Grade
BELOW-GRADE LEVEL/RETEACHING/REINFORCEMENT: 3-5
ABOVE-GRADE LEVEL/ENRICHMENT: Kindergarten
Read this story with your child at home or with your students in whole group or small groups at school in a way that works best for your style of parenting/teaching.
Have him or her complete the close reading activity to assess his/her mastery of recognizing symbols and individuals (their declarative knowledge) that represent the United States and American constitutional democracy.
Color the “I can recognize symbols that represent important individuals and events in U.S. history “ coloring sheet and proudly hang on the fridge at home or classroom at school.
TIME: One-two class periods, depending on how deeply you want your student or child to understand these standards.
MATERIALS: No prep is needed other than to print off the copies you need of this fun short story and close activity
RESOURCE/TEXT: No text is necessary.
STANDARD: 1.C.3.2 ~ Recognize symbols and individuals that represent American constitutional democracy
2.C.3.2~ Recognize symbols, individuals, events, and documents that represent the United States.