SOL: 1.11 The student will recognize the symbols and traditional practices that honor and foster patriotism in the United States by a) identifying the American flag, bald eagle, Washington Monument, and Statue of Liberty b) demonstrating respect for the American flag by learning about the Pledge of Allegiance.


Students will use Tinker Cad to construct an object to be printed off, using the 3-D Printers.
The students will work together constructing their game pieces, in which, they will be using to
mark their spot on the game boards. The pieces could include The Washington Monument, The
Pentagon, American Flag, eagle, etc. Teams will take turns answering questions related to the
SOL. If they are correct, they can advance. Some of these questions include pictures of different
symbols/monuments or facts about it.

Not knowing the meanings and importance of the monuments and symbols of America. This activity will also in force the theory of symbols and help students understand why they are used and their importance in society.

The 3-D Printer creates mini replica models for them to visually see what these
monuments and symbols actually look like in person.
Students are able to see foreign objects, in which, they may not have had the
opportunity to see themselves in person. In doing so, they are learning about these
concepts, and see visuals to aid in learning.
The technology allows the students to learn the content tangibly, rather than

Possible bridges of learning:

What is patriotism?

Virtual Tours

Symbols meaning

What Symbols do we see every day?


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