Live the Birth of the Nation Ariena Lovejoy Grade-5
California State Standards• 5.7.2. Explain the significance of the new Constitution of 1787, including the struggles over its ratification and the reasons for the addition of the Bill of Rights. 25 Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 5.7.2.• 5.7.3. Understand the fundamental principles of American constitutional democracy, including how the government derives its power from the people and the primacy of individual liberty. 42 Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 5.7.3.• CA.5.7. United States History and Geography: Students describe the people and events associated with the development of the U.S. Constitution and analyze the Constitutions significance as the foundation of the American republic.• 5.7.4. Understand how the Constitution is designed to secure our liberty by both empowering and limiting central government and compare the powers granted to citizens, Congress, the president, and the Supreme Court with those reserved to the states. 36 Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 5.7.4.• 5.7.5. Discuss the meaning of the American creed that calls on citizens to safeguard the liberty of individual Americans within a unified nation, to respect the rule of law, and to preserve the Constitution. 20 Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 5.7.5.• 5.7.6. Know the songs that express American ideals (e.g., America the Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner). 7 Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 5.7.6.
National Geographic Standards• Connections to the National Geography Standards:• Standard 2: "How to use mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context"
Overview:• This lesson has students review and practice their knowledge of compass directions. They will do several brief exercises to practice using directions in their community and on maps, and conclude by using their compasses on visits to each historic landmark.• Students will visit landmarks of our forefathers and learn the fundamental principals of American Constitutional Democracy.
Materials• Students will need a compass• Paper (for journal)• Pen ( for journal)
• The best way to engage young people and help them explore their heritage is to walk in the footsteps of history. Freedoms Foundations Encounter History Tours bring students to the sites where the United States of America was born through the love of labor of our earliest civic heroes and introduce them to such important figures as George Washington, John & Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Phyllis Wheatley, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Dolly Madison, and many more.
Cornerstone of Freedom• This academic tour includes Colonial Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, DC. With an overnight in our nations capital, students will visit the National Mall to explore memorials to Lincoln, Jefferson, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, as well as stops at the Smithsonians Air and Space and American History Museums. No visit to DC would be complete without a visit to the class Representative on the Hill and a chance to see the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence at the National Archives.
Schedule• Sunday—Arrival Day• Dinner/Welcome• Living History Presentation• Orientation• Journal and Reflection Time• Refreshments• Monday—Philadelphia• Breakfast• Tour Colonial Philadelphia• United States Mint• Picnic Lunch at Edgar Allan Poe House• Franklin Institute• Free Time• Dinner• Living History Presentation• Journal and Reflection Time• Refreshments
Schedule cont.• Tuesday—New York City• Breakfast and departure – Battery Park – Ground Zero• Picnic Lunch in Bryant Park• Fifth Avenue Shopping• Times Square• Dinner – Ellen’s Stardust Cafe• Return to the Freedoms Foundation• Reflection and Journal Time• Wednesday—Washington DC• Breakfast• Depart for Washington DC• Tour Smithsonian• Picnic Lunch• Guided Tour of Washington• - Capitol• - National Archives• - Supreme Court• Dinner• Tour Memorials• Check-into Hotel
Schedule cont.• Thursday—Washington DC• Load Buses• Breakfast• Meet Congressman Duncan Hunter• Tour Ford’s Theater• Tour White House• Lunch—Union Station• Tour FBI Building• Dinner• Departure• Friday—Valley Forge• Breakfast• Tour Valley Forge National Park• Picnic Lunch• Philadelphia• Depart for home
Living History PresentersAfter dinner, and before bed each night there is a presenter that comes to life as there character. Students then journal nightly about what they have learned that day.• George Washington• Thomas Jefferson• Alexander Hamilton• Abigail Adams• Benjamin Franklin• Harriet Tubman• Dolly Madison
Objective• Students travel on foot (mainly in NYC) and will use a compass to guide them on their expedition, and will Geographic Information Organizing Geographic Information Analyzing Geographic Information• New York City is ____ of Philadelphia.• Ford’s theatre is _____ of The White House.• Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is _____ of Times Square.• Edgar Allan Poe House is _____ of United States Mint.