The symbols of freedom show our pride in America, and its freedoms. Whether you live in America or not, they reflect who we are as a nation. The bald eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the Constitution, the Liberty Bell, and the American flag have long since been symbols of our freedoms.
These are national symbols of America that represent freedom. These symbols are great things to study on days like Patriot Day or Constitution Day in September.
Chosen to be the national bird in 1782, the bald eagle is indigenous to our country, and is known to be a majestic and beautiful bird. Find out more about its history to America on Ben’s Guide here. Many consider it to be a symbol of our freedom in America.
The Statue of Liberty
Once again, Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government describes the history behind the Statue of Liberty. Plus, here are a few books on the Statue of Liberty from Amazon.
Our Constitution becomes a bit abstract to younger children, as well as special needs children. The best book for younger children on the Constitution is shown below and found on Amazon. But, there are plenty of other kid books on Amazon for children who are over 3rd grade level. It sheds light on the way the Constitution shapes our life in America.
Read this very kid-centered book on what the Constitution means and then talk about how it happened. Liberty Kids has a half hour cartoon on the Constitution, which you can find on You Tube. There is also a Schoolhouse Rock video on the Constitution also on You Tube.
The Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell has stood for over 200 years in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can read more about the bell on Ben’s Guide. You can also head over to the National Park Service’s website and listen to the audio recording of the story of how Liberty Bell came to be.
Plus, there are several books such as those below.
The American Flag
The American Flag, created in 1777 has changed over the years. Read a quick summary of the flag on Ben’s Guide to learn about its history. Check out these books on the flag for more fun reading and learning.
Be a Patriot
Help kids become patriotic with these activities. What can they do for their country and how can they serve it as children?
Symbols of Freedom in America (Downloadable Unit)
Last, but not least, you can bring together your research in this Symbols of Freedom in America interactive notebook created for primary level, or higher.