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					Proud to be an American!

    Customs, Symbols, and
         Celebrations
    TEKS Objectives for Grade 1
(1.13) Citizenship. The student understands important
   customs, symbols, and celebrations that represent
   American beliefs and principles and contribute to our
   national identity. The student is expected to:
(A) explain selected national and state patriotic symbols
   such as the U.S. and Texas flags, the Liberty Bell,
   and the Alamo;
(B) recite and explain the meaning of the Pledge of
   Allegiance and the Pledge to the Texas Flag;
(D) explain how selected customs, symbols, and
   celebrations reflect an American love of
   individualism, inventiveness, and freedom.
                  United States Flag
Betsy Ross’s Flag                             Our Flag Today




   Red: valor and hardiness White: purity and innocence Blue: vigilance,
                         perseverance, and justice.

Pledge: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to
 the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty
                                and justice for all."
                            Texas Flag


              Loyalty                        Purity


                                            Bravery


"Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible."
   Liberty Bell
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

       Size of Crack:
 The crack is approximately
    1/2 inch wide and 24.5
          inches long.

         Materials:




                              Copper
                              Tin
                              Other
             Alamo
         (“cottonwood”)
       San Antonio, Texas

          Heroes to Alamo:
Jim Bowie, David Crockett, and William
            Barrett Travis


     Remember the Alamo!
                          Sources
1.   Texas flag: http://www.lsjunction.com/flag.htm
2.   US flag: www.ushistory.org/betsy/
3.   TX pledge:
     http://users2.ev1.net/~disneyelvis/Texas/TexasPledge.htm
4.   US Pledge: http://www.bcpl.net/~etowner/flag.html#pledge
5.   Liberty bell: http://www.ushistory.org/libertybell/index.html
6.   Alamo: http://www.thealamo.org/main.html
7.   National Anthem: http://www.lengua.com/hymnen.htm

				
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