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"Symbols of Our Nation"

Grade Level:
Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade
Social Studies
State Standards:
SS K.4.3 Identify historical people, events, and symbols.

• SS K.4.3.b Identify symbols of the United States. For example: American flag, bald eagle, Washington Monument, Statue of Liberty

Invite a park ranger from Scotts Bluff National Monument into your classroom. In this fun and engaging curriculum-based, social studies lesson students will work together to: 

  • Develop a definition of what a “symbol” is.
  • Describe a few symbols of the United States; including Mount Rushmore, the American Flag, the Washington Monument, and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Create the classroom's very own symbol in dressing a student up like the State of Liberty and discussing the symbolism behind her torch, tablet, crown, and shackles.

Call Scotts Bluff National Monument at (308) 436-9700 to schedule this exciting lesson. 


Last updated: February 1, 2022