Lesson Plan

What's in a Seal?

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Social Studies
Lesson Duration:
30 Minutes
State Standards:
C.2.4.1 Analyze the role of state and national symbols, patriotic songs and mottos play in fostering citizenship.
Thinking Skills:
Analyzing: Break down a concept or idea into parts and show the relationships among the parts.

Essential Question

How do symbols impact American culture?


Each student or small group will design and draw their representative seal


Materials: Clipboard, paper copy of seal template, pencils, markers and crayons


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Using graphic organizer, examples of seals already in use and the students existing school seal or logo, design their own version of a school seal and be prepared to explain at least three details.

Assessment Materials

Student will explain at least three details of their design

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