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Inspired by the Flag

Grades 2 and 3

Social Studies, Language Arts, Art

Lesson Plan Summary

Starting with the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter, students will understand how symbols can inspire artists. Students will demonstrate how to compare and contrast. Students will write expository sentences.

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National Standards associated with this lesson plan

Language Arts

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

International Reading Association (IRA)

  • Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
  • Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

  • Culture
  • Time, Continuity, and Change
  • Civic Ideals and Practices
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter image
Fort McHenry National
Monument and Historic
Shrine Quarter

The Department of the Treasury Seal