SS.2.CG.2.3

Explain how citizens demonstrate patriotism.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Students will explain why reciting the Pledge of Allegiance daily is an act of patriotism.

Clarification 2: Students will explain the importance of recognizing patriotic holidays or observances (e.g., American Founders Month, Celebrate Freedom Week, Constitution Day, Independence Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Medal of Honor Day, Memorial Day, Patriot Day, Veterans Day).

General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 2
Strand: Civics and Government (Starting 2023-2024)
Date Adopted or Revised: 05/24
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021040: Social Studies Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
7721013: Access Social Studies - Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.2.CG.2.AP.3: Recognize that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance daily is an act of patriotism.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Interactive Research Pages

American Founders Month - Interactive Research Pages:

Learn about the history and importance of American Founders Month with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Interactive Research Pages:

Learn about the history and importance of Martin Luther King Jr Day with this interactive research page.

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Patriot Day - Interactive Research Pages:

Learn about the history and importance of Patriot Day with this interactive research page.

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Constitution Day - Interactive Research Pages:

Explore the history and importance of Constitution Day with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Celebrate Freedom Week - Interactive Research Pages:

Learn about the history and importance of Celebrate Freedom Week with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Veterans Day - Interactive Research Pages:

Discover the history and importance of Veterans Day with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Medal of Honor Day - Interactive Research Pages:

Explore the history and meaning of Medal of Honor Day with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Memorial Day Interactive Research Pages:

Explore the history and meaning of Memorial Day with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Patriotic Holidays: Independence Day:

Learn about the history and importance of Independence Day in the United States of America with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Lesson Plans

We the Kids: The Preamble of the Constitution: Reader's Theater Patriotism:

This is lesson #6 in the text unit series for We the Kids by David Catrow. Students will have already read or heard the entire text. Students will explain how citizens demonstrate patriotism after doing independent research on the computer. Students will begin by reviewing ways citizens demonstrate patriotism. Students will work in groups to research Constitution Day, making a connection between this patriotic holiday and the U.S. Constitution. In small groups, students will use their research to write a Reader’s Theater script, explaining ways citizens demonstrate patriotism, why it is important to recognize the patriotic holiday, Constitution Day, and the history behind the holiday as it relates to the U.S. Constitution. Students can read and act out the play as an extension activity.

This unit will help students develop the meaning of the Preamble as part of the Constitution of the United States and its direct effect on their daily lives. Students will engage in various activities such as debating parts of the Preamble and complete a play interpreting patriotism. Throughout the unit, students will have to identify and interpret vocabulary, analyze the provided text, and demonstrate an understanding of the Preamble by providing relevant details. The teacher’s role in this unit will be to support their students' knowledge of the Preamble by facilitating research, reviewing student writing, and work.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

Type: Lesson Plan

Scarves off to America!:

In this integrated lesson, students will review ways to demonstrate patriotism and explain why citizens demonstrate patriotism.  Students will create movements to symbols representing the United States that will be used in a scarf dance and discuss how and why music is used to celebrate in American culture.  

Type: Lesson Plan

Patriotic Holidays Part 2:

Students will write an expository text describing the importance of a patriotic holiday. In this lesson, students will work with peers to provide feedback on their writing.

 

Type: Lesson Plan

Patriotic Holidays Part 1:

Students will use the internet and/or texts to explore a patriotic holiday and explain its importance, in this lesson plan.

 

 

Type: Lesson Plan

Patriotic Holidays, Part 3:

Students will create a final expository writing piece describing the history and importance of a patriotic holiday. In this lesson, students will publish their writing piece using word processing software for printing and binding as part of a classroom text.

 

Type: Lesson Plan

Patriotism and the Pledge of Allegiance:

In this lesson, students will understand what it means to show patriotism and explain how reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in an appropriate manner is an act of patriotism. Students will demonstrate patriotism by showing respect and practicing reciting the Pledge of Allegiance appropriately.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

American Symbols Part 5: Inference Context Clues:

Learn how to use context clues and text features to learn new vocabulary while studying why the Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence represent the United States with this interactive tutorial.

This is part 5 in a six-part series. Click below to open the other tutorials in this series.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Teaching Idea

Grade 2 Civics Family Guide: Standard 2:

This Grade 2 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 2 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea

Integrated Civics with ELA Original tutorials - Grades K-5

American Symbols Part 5: Inference Context Clues:

Learn how to use context clues and text features to learn new vocabulary while studying why the Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence represent the United States with this interactive tutorial.

This is part 5 in a six-part series. Click below to open the other tutorials in this series.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

American Symbols Part 5: Inference Context Clues:

Learn how to use context clues and text features to learn new vocabulary while studying why the Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence represent the United States with this interactive tutorial.

This is part 5 in a six-part series. Click below to open the other tutorials in this series.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Interactive Research Pages

American Founders Month - Interactive Research Pages:

Learn about the history and importance of American Founders Month with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Interactive Research Pages:

Learn about the history and importance of Martin Luther King Jr Day with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Patriot Day - Interactive Research Pages:

Learn about the history and importance of Patriot Day with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Constitution Day - Interactive Research Pages:

Explore the history and importance of Constitution Day with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Celebrate Freedom Week - Interactive Research Pages:

Learn about the history and importance of Celebrate Freedom Week with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Veterans Day - Interactive Research Pages:

Discover the history and importance of Veterans Day with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Medal of Honor Day - Interactive Research Pages:

Explore the history and meaning of Medal of Honor Day with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Memorial Day Interactive Research Pages:

Explore the history and meaning of Memorial Day with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Patriotic Holidays: Independence Day:

Learn about the history and importance of Independence Day in the United States of America with this interactive research page.

Type: Interactive Research Pages

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Teaching Idea

Grade 2 Civics Family Guide: Standard 2:

This Grade 2 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 2 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea