Old Glory • Red stands for courage • White stands for purity • Blue stands for justice
Statue of Liberty • “July 4th, 1776” is on the tablet she is holding • “Golden door” is on the base of the statue • The torch lights the way
Bald Eagle • Only lives in North America • Fierce and independent • Soars above the rest
Pledge of Allegiance • A pledge is a promise • Allegiance is loyalty • Students say the Pledge of Allegiance everyday in school
The Great Seal • Olive branch stands for peace • Arrows stand for strength • The bald eagle stands for courage and freedom
Fun Facts • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird instead of the eagle.
Comprehension Questions What do the 3 colors of the flag stand for? What is on the tablet that the Statue of Liberty is holding? What is the only continent that the bald eagle lives on? What is a pledge? What does the olive branch stand for on the Great Seal of the United States?
Works Cited • California Department of Education • http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/hstgrade3.asp • Grade 3 Standards