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Title of Unit: Civics Title of Lesson: The Pledge of Allegiance Lesson #3 Submitted By: Denise Crosby & Rachel

Lowery

A. Summary of the Lesson Plan: This social studies lesson is designed for 2nd grade students to develop an understanding of the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance and the U.S. Flag and how they represent our American beliefs. This lesson is adapted from http://www.texaslre.org/downloads/082003_lp_k-2.pdf by Kathy Aldridge. B. Target Population: Grade Level: 2nd grade Skill Level: students at all learning levels Grouping: whole group reading & discussion, small group for activity; independent for assessment C. Materials: I Pledge Allegiance by June Swanson sets of the Pledge of Allegiance Rebus Cards (see website and download printable cards) sets of Definition Match Cards (see website and download printable cards) Chart of What the Pledge of Allegiance Means (see website and download printable cards) D. Objectives: o NV State Social Studies Standards o C13.2.4 Recognize the Pledge of Allegiance

Student-Friendly Standards I will understand the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance and appreciate the importance of the Pledge and the U.S. Flag.

E. Procedure: 1. Explain to students that one of the most important American patriotic symbols is the flag of our country. The Pledge of Allegiance expresses our feelings for the flag, so it is important that we understand what the words in the pledge mean. Present background information about the Pledge of Allegiance by reading the book I Pledge Allegiance by June Swanson to the class. 2. Introduce the vocabulary: pledge, allegiance, republic, nation, indivisible, liberty, justice 3. Divide students into groups of 2-4 students. Give each group an envelope containing a set of the Pledge of Allegiance Rebus Cards. Tell students to create the Pledge of Allegiance by arranging the picture cards in the correct order. Check for accuracy.

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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Title of Unit: Civics Title of Lesson: The Pledge of Allegiance Lesson #3 Submitted By: Denise Crosby & Rachel Lowery

4. After the students have finished matching the cards, show the chart of What the Pledge of Allegiance Means, so students can check their arrangement and answers.

5. CLOSURE: Discuss the chart of What the Pledge of Allegiance Means in detail. F. Assessment: What will you use to measure student understanding? Write a Journal Entry: What are you promising to do when you say the Pledge of Allegiance? Write a journal entry describing what you are promising when you say the Pledge of Allegiance and what kind of feeling you get when you look at the flag as you say the Pledge. Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson. Students will understand that when they say the Pledge of Allegiance they are promising their support, loyalty, love, and/or devotion to the U.S. of which the flag represents. G. Reflection: 1. Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach? The easiest part of this lesson will be using the literature book as a tool for understanding the vocabulary. 2. Which part will be most challenging for you to teach? I feel the most challenging part will be helping the students understand all the vocabulary words as some of the words are very abstract and difficult for them with their limited experience. 3. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? To extend this lesson, I will have the students write the Pledge of Allegiance in their own words. 4. What will you do for students who dont grasp the concepts? For the students who are having difficulty understanding the concepts of this lesson, I would use the Alternative Teaching Strategy: Divide students into groups of 2-4 students. Give each group an envelope containing color-coded Definition Match Cards. Tell students that the cards containing the words to the Pledge of Allegiance are one color and the meanings (definitions) of the words in the Pledge of Allegiance are another color. Instruct them to create the Pledge of Allegiance by arranging the words and their definitions in the correct order. 5. Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change?
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Title of Unit: Civics Title of Lesson: The Pledge of Allegiance Lesson #3 Submitted By: Denise Crosby & Rachel Lowery

I think this lesson is pretty straightforward and complete as is. It makes use of various teaching strategies and gives a nice overview of the Pledge of Allegiance. 6. When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part? The most difficult part of this lesson was creating an authentic assessment that would indeed measure understanding. Again, I feel that I would be using more oral assessment as a reference to the students understanding as I listening to them work in their groups.

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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