American Landmarks, Symbols, Basic Facts
We are going to study some basic facts and symbols of the United States with this unit study. Things like
US geography (rivers, mountains, time zones)
American patriotic songs
the US flag
the Statue of Liberty,
the Great Seal etc. etc.
Here are the topics we’ll be covering over a two or three week period (or so) in this introduction to the U.S. I typed it up for myself, but you can click here to see that sheet. I have a lot of wonderful history resources from my years of teaching a 7-10 year old class called “American History for Kids.” We’ll be doing tons of activities and readings selected from my numerous resources (which I obviously can’t share because they are copyright protected). And another reason why I’m so excited is because my best friend here is going to do this same unit and we hope to do lots of trips together. Hooray!
In a couple of days I’ll share the fact sheet I made about the world.
(Left–Space Needle, Seattle, WA)
I love this cute rhyme/song to learn the 50 states. It’s called 50 States That Rhyme. The kids loved their South America countries and capitals song (Rock the Capitals) and learned so much that I’m inclined to give this a go as well!
By the way, for those of you who live in the US, I noticed that Target has lots of things in their dollar bin area (in our area at least) that we’ll find especially useful this year — US Presidents and world landmarks, for example.