All About America
This TopicQuest was designed for Ms. Crumley's First Grade Class at G.O. Bailey Elementary School By Jessica Fletcher, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

flag, statue, liberty bell, and the White House


Do you know all about your country? Would you like to know more? If so, you are at the right place. We are going to learn what the symbols of the United States of America are and what they stand for. By the end of this journey, you will be experts on your country.



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Find out about historical changes in the American flag from the Smithsonian web site.
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Meet Tommy, the bald eagle, and learn some interesting facts about his bald eagle family. It is a fun site for children!
White House
Take a walk through the White House on this virtual tour. Don't get lost!
liberty bell
Want to know more about the Liberty Bell and how it got its crack? Find fascinating facts on the link.
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Always wanted to go to Washington, D.C.? Here's your chance. Click on the link for an interesting journey.
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Need to know different American Symbols and what they are? Here is an encyclopedia link to help you out.


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Scenario Mission

Now that you are experts on the important American symbols, you are going to participate in a very important task!

   Imagine you are an architect, and have been personally invited by the president to visit Washington, D.C. He meets you at the airport and the two of you tour the area. After that, he invites you to the White House. The president then presents you with a very important project. He wants you to create and design a new national monument as soon as possible.
   The president provides you with the best guest room in the White House to work. You will create a sketch to present to the president. The sketch must be good in order for the president to hire you to do the job. Good luck!
  

Mission Steps
1. Take a tour of Washington, D.C. using the link.
2. On your tour, think about the type of monument
    you are going to build. You may need to write
    down some ideas at this time.
3. Start sketching your masterpiece, and then name
    it.

4. Give the drawing to your teacher. Be prepared to
    explain your monument if asked. Do a good job,
    because your picture may be put on the Internet.


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