U.S. Government – Liberty Bell – Art
1.1.7/8 B – Learning to Read Independently
8.3.7 B – U.S. History
Students will be able to use assistive technology to communicate what they heard read in
Students will be able to use communication to make choices.
Book: Saving the Liberty Bell by: Megan McDonald
Attached instructions on following page to make Liberty Bell
o Materials on following page
Show the students the cover of the book and tell them we are going to learn about the
Liberty Bell and make a Liberty Bell.
Read the book, Saving the Liberty Bell.
o Have a student use a switch programmed, “Turn the page”.
At the end of the book have students use a programmed switch to say something they
heard during the story.
Have the students using hand over hand assistance make their own Liberty Bell following
the instructions on the attached page.
o Students make choices using switches, yes/no or eye gaze according to their
choice making ability.
Have each student use a programmed communication device to say something they heard
in the book and share their Liberty Bell they made.
Data will be collected on student individual goals.
Liberty Bell Craft Instructions
Pen or Pencil
Small Jingle Bell
Poke a small hole in the bottom middle of the cup.
Cut a piece of foil that is big enough to completely cover the outside of the cup with an
extra inch at the top.
o Wrap the foils around the cup and tape it on to secure it, leave the extra at the top
String the bell onto one of the pipecleaners, slide it to the middle and fold the pipecleaner
Poke the ends of the folded pipecleaner through the hole in the cup so the bell is inside
Take the second pipecleaner and fold it in half. Wrap the two ends of this pipecleaner
together so they are attached to the other end of the first pipecleaner. Flatten this and
tape it down to the top of the bell. Cover and tape with the extra inch of foil.
Decorate the outside of your Liberty Bell.