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Overview

In this activity, students are challenged to discover why Mrs. Pickersgill sewed the original Star-Spangled Banner so large. Students will measure and mark off the dimensions with strings and then create a "human" flag using as many students as needed.  Students can research information and photos of the Star-Spangled Banner at the following link included in the activity: https://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/

UP:MA19.K.5

Vocabulary

• Rectangular array
• Subitize

Knowledge

Students know:
• how to use one-to-one correspondence when counting objects.
• how to demonstrate number word sequence.

Skills

Students are able to:
• count sequentially.
• Use one to one correspondence.
• Subitize.
• Represent a number of objects within 0 to 20.

Understanding

Students understand that:
• numbers name quantities regardless of their arrangement.

UP:MA19.K.16

• Attribute

Knowledge

Students know:
• how to describe similarities and differences in objects.

Skills

Students are able to:
• Describe measurable attributes of objects using informal language.

Understanding

Students understand that:
• objects can be described by using measurable attributes.

UP:MA19.2.17

Vocabulary

• Standard units of measurement

Knowledge

Students know:
• standard units of length measure (inches, feet, yards, centimeters and meters) and the related tools.

Skills

Students are able to:
• measure length in standard units (inches, feet, yards, centimeters and meters).
• choose and accurately use appropriate measurement tools and units of measure.

Understanding

Students understand that:
• without overlaps or gaps.
• the length of the object is expressed as the number of unit lengths needed to cover the same distance.

UP:SS10.K.11

Vocabulary

• symbol
• custom
• famous
• celebrations

Knowledge

Students know:
• Our state and nation has certain symbols that represent it and its people.
• There are certain customs common to citizens of our state and nation.
• There are celebrations common to the citizens of our state and nation.
• There are certain individuals who are widely recognized as representatives of our state and nation.
• Vocabulary: symbol, custom, celebrate, celebration, represent, representative, state, nation, Alabama, United States, pledge, allegiance

Skills

Students are able to:
• Identify various symbols of our state and nation, including the American flag, Alabama flag, bald eagle, etc.
• Identify various customs of our state and nation, including reciting the "Pledge of Allegiance," singing the "Star Spangled Banner," etc.
• Identify various famous individuals of our state and nation, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., etc.
• Identify various celebrations of our state and nation, including The Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, etc.

Understanding

Students understand that:
• There are certain symbols, customs, celebrations, and famous individuals recognized by most citizens of our state and nation.

UP:SS10.3.12

Vocabulary

• historic figures (male and female)
• celebrations
• exemplify
• democratic values
• recognize
• founding fathers
• significance
• national holidays
• American symbols
• monuments

Knowledge

Students know:
• Fundamental democratic values including equality, justice, and responsibility for the common good.
• The names and significance of national historic figures, both male and female.
• The significance of national holidays and the relationship of each to democratic values.
• The history and significance of American symbols and monuments.
• Vocabulary: democratic values, equality, justice, responsibility, common good, founding father, national holiday, American symbol, monument

Skills

Students are able to:
• Identify national historic figures and celebrations.
• Identify the ways historic figures and celebrations exemplify fundamental democratic values.
• Recognize our country's founding fathers and other historic male figures.
• Recognize historic female figures.
• Describe national holidays, including the significance of each and the democratic values associated with each.
• Identify American symbols and monuments and describe the history and significance of each.

Understanding

Students understand that:
• There is an importance and impact of national historic figures and celebrations.

CR Resource Type

Learning Activity

Resource Provider

Smithsonian
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