Celebrate America's Freedom Lesson Plan
- gain an understanding of the history and meaning of important
American symbols of freedom.
- establish a "Celebrate America's Freedoms" timeline, featuring
critical moments in America's history.
- create a "Celebrate America's Freedoms" poster using Web
resources and primary source documents.
Before students begin their Web research, list the words below
on the board:
Explain to students that the links within the Celebrate
America's Freedoms poster will focus on the places and items
above. Students should take notes as they go, making certain
to record important dates. They will use these notes to complete
Once students have concluded their Web research, ask them
to write a one-page essay explaining how these places and
things represent the celebration of America's freedoms.
Critical Thinking Activity
Have students create a "Celebrate America's Freedoms" timeline
using their notes. Their time lines should include dates for
the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the creation
of the current U.S. flag, and the completion of at least one
of the following: Independence Hall, Mt. Rushmore, the Statue
of Liberty, or the Capitol Building.
Students have had an opportunity to learn about symbols of
freedom. Ask each student to create a Celebrate America's
Freedoms poster of his or her own, using the information gathered
online and from primary source