September 11th is a day that I want to recognize and commemorate by sharing the ways that I have always taught kids about our allegiance to our nation:
Even though I quoted the Pledge of Allegiance EVERY day in grade school verbatim, I still didn’t have a clue what the meaning of it was until about the 4th grade because of the higher order vocab like “allegiance, republic, indivisible, etc.” You can start introducing a wider vocabulary to kids at a younger age as long as you connect the meaning to those words in multiple ways. For the pledge (teaching about our allegiance to America), you can do this using:
Activities and Lessons
and by using the words in context more often.
Hubbard’s Cupboard has my favorite pictures for kids that are simple and that you can even incorporate into a book printable. The printables I use most are the “day 2” printables and hey, they are FREE 🙂
You can also put these pictures on cards, whole punch the corner of the cards, and put them on a binder ring to flip each card as you say the pledge.
Can I get a “God Bless America!!!” ???