US Flag Symbols of the U.S. Government Activity

Directions: Use the resources at Ben's Guide to U.S. Government to answer these questions for 1 building, 1 memorial and 1 symbol.
You may follow the links at the bottom of each web page to learn more.
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Building:

Name of building:

 

Location:

 

How many years has it been in use?

 

How is the building used? What goes on inside it?

 

One interesting fact is -

 

If I visited the building, I would -

 


Statues and Memorials

Name of Statue or Memorial:

Location:

How many years have passed since it was dedicated?

 

What does it recognize, remember, or honor?

 

One interesting fact is -

 

If I visited this memorial or statue, I would -

 


Symbols:

Name of the Symbol:

When did it become official?

One interesting fact is -

 

What is the symbol for your school or class?

 


Songs - Select one song from the list

Title of the song:

Name of the person who wrote the lyrics -

One interesting fact is -

 

Have you ever sung this song?

 

What is the title of your state's song?

Have you ever sung it?

Should people be required to learn or publicly sing a national song or state song? Why or why not?

 

Explore:

Which of the buildings and memorials listed on the Ben's Guide page have you visited?

 

Which one would you like to visit? Why?

 

Challenge: In a recent visit to the U.S. House of Representatives Jen and her classmates watched a session. It began with a person placing a big gold stick with a bird on top of it, next to the Speaker's desk. What is that "stick"? What is the purpose of this symbol?

 

"Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."
Abigail Adams, Founding Mother, 1764

Extras:

A Note for Freedom reverberating through the centuries project

Watch: Flag Symmetry video | The Right of the People to Rule by Theodore Roosevelt listen to the MP3 audio

Founding Mothers and Daughters of Liberty | Bonus Army treatment and Veterans benefits today

Watch the movie called Winter Patriots on the Mount Vernon web site. Exceptional

The Lincoln Memorial enrichment | The Capitol Dome enrichment | The Purple Heart enrichment

Lincoln Bicentennial | Government - What does a legislator owe you? | Who represents you?

Explore your Civics Knowledge | Lady Liberty Tells Her Story - teachertube video

Try the Naturalization Self Test online. Could you qualify to become a U. S. Citizen?

 

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Like President Theodore Roosevelt, I believe in the right of the people to rule and that they are fit to do so.

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