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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Social Studies (K - 2), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Alabama Patriotic Symbols
Description: Alabama has many patriotic symbols that characterize the state. This lesson plan covers five state symbols associated with the State of Alabama. This lesson will help the students learn interesting facts about each of the symbols and explore more state symbols on the Internet.


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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Why Do We Have an American Flag?     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students consider how a flag represents a country's people and resources and why a flag can evoke emotions. They view and describe a few flags from around the world and design a new American flag, using ideas about the United States gathered from the Web.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Who Is On Our Money?
Overview:
Whose picture is that on our money?  It's an important (although trivial) part of our everyday lives.  Someone at sometime in our history decided these people should be on our currency.  The medium which we use to function on a day to day basis.  If they felt that way, we should at least know the names of our forebearers.  This podcast is just a fun way of identifying the faces on the most common pieces of currency, and some not so common.


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American Symbols
Overview:
Introduction to American symbols.


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: June 14 is Flag Day in the U.S.     
Description: Students consider how America, Americans, and the flag are represented in different patriotic songs and hypothesize about the reasons for their differences.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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