Sunday, February 17, 2013

U.S. Symbols Common Core Unit

Oh, man!  I have been working my tail off trying to get this unit done.  We've been studying George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in social studies.  Now, it's time to move on to U.S. Symbols.  I have a hard time finding age appropriate information and explanations of the symbols.  The books are WAY too long and detailed for my little kinders' brains.  So, I made my own unit.  :)

I focused on seven main symbols the White House, the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the American flag, the Liberty Bell, the U.S. Capitol building, and the bald eagle.

This unit has little readers, writing papers (rough and final draft), a matching game (with self-check answer key and recording sheet), anchor charts, and a summative assessment.  I am really happy with the finished product!  Here are just some of the pages.

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Have a fantastic week!  :)


  1. Thanks! This is super cute! Very cute blog too and am a new follower.

  2. Awesome! I work with kindergarteners too and it's really hard to find nonfiction that is suitable for them. Thanks so much for making this. I'm now following you by email so looking forward to seeing what else you've got in the works!
    -Charlotte @ Early Years English

  3. Thanks for the freebie! We are working on presidents and US symbols this week!

  4. Thanks for the freebie! I found your blog through Maniac Mondays. This will be perfect for our next social studies unit!