Proud to be an American!
Customs, Symbols, and
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."
"Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible."
Size of Crack:
The crack is approximately
1/2 inch wide and 24.5
San Antonio, Texas
Heroes to Alamo:
Jim Bowie, David Crockett, and William
Remember the Alamo!
1. Texas flag: http://www.lsjunction.com/flag.htm
2. US flag: www.ushistory.org/betsy/
3. TX pledge:
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