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WebQuest: PATRIOTIC THEMES IN
1. Students should work in groups to use the following sites to research one of the United States of America's SYMBOLS OF FREEDOM listed below.
3. Each group should generate a K-W-L chart for what they know about symbols of freedom, what they would like to know about symbols of freedom, and what they have learned about symbols of freedom. Specific questions should be generated prior to researching the sites regarding the symbols of freedom each group has selected to research. These questions should serve to guide the research.
2. Each group should designate students to 1) find the on-line resources; 2) print out or transcribe information found on-line; 3) organize information; 4) plan how information will be shared; 5) present information.
SYMBOLS OF FREEDOM
This site provides an overview of fourteen symbols and government buildings.
Also included on this site are several songs, pledges, and oaths.
Research Teams Should Select ONE
Symbol from the List Below:
Site Location: http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/
Click on "Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag." Read the story. A) Who asked Betsy Ross to sew the flag? B) Describe 1 of the other flags that existed before the American flag. Use complete sentences.
Site Location: http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagstar.html
Follow these step-by-step directions to cut a five pointed star in one snip. URL:
Site Location: http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagfact.html
Are you up to the challenge? When was the first American flag sewn? What is the official national anthem? Which states did the stars represent? What state was represented by the 24th star? When did the first flag appear on a postage stamp? When is President's Day?
Site Location: http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagtriv.html
Test your flag knowledge? What is a vexillologist? What is flagpole sitting? Where did the rhythm for "The Star-Spangled Banner" originate? Why would you fly a flag upside down? Make up some trivia questions of your own.
Site Location: http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html
Flag etiquette contains the rules and regulations regarding proper handling of the flag. Can you fold a flag correctly? What is meant by "half-staff"? What do the stripes and stars represent?
Site Location: http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagpics.html
On a piece of white construction paper, make a copy of your favorite flag.
Site Location: http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagtale.html
Betsy sewed the first American flag. Read this story for a detailed analysis of the historical facts. Why is our flag red, white and blue? Who asked Betsy to sew the flag? What was Betsy's profession? When did she finish the flag? When was the flag adopted? Why was Betsy asked to sew the flag?
Site Location: http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flaghome.html
Betsy Ross's life was one of triumph through adversity. She was disowned by the Quakers. She lost one husband to an explosion at a munitions depot he was guarding, her second husband died in prison, and her third husband was very ill until his death. She had seven daughters, two of whom died as infants. Describe an upholsterer's job then and now. Describe a "read-out".
Actual photo of the Lincoln Memorial and information. What do the columns on the monument represent?
Site Location: http://sc94.ameslab.gov/TOUR/whitehouse.html
Actual photograph of the White House. Click on and explore the links that are in blue to see and learn more.
Actual photograph of the Capitol and information. Why did the Capitol have to be
rebuilt at one point in history?
This site contains an actual photograph of Mount Rushmore and information.
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