Patriot Symbols Come Alive

BY Maggie Donahue

West Villages Elementary School

Project Description
Kindergarten students from 2 classrooms at West Villages Elementary school will learn about American symbols and will put on a play for their families and school.
Goals and objectives:
* Describe American symbols – Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Uncle Sam, the Presidential Seal, Bald Eagle, American flag, Liberty Bell, George and Martha Washington, and Abraham Lincoln
* Recite the 45 Presidents in order, poems and Patriotic songs, and parts of the Gettysburg address and Washington’s farewell address
* Explain 2-3 facts (based on their own research) about a chosen symbol that they will be performing for an audience
* Exhibit appropriate stage presence

How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)
Students will be informally assessed on their performance behavior