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Citizenship Literacy. Social Studies: Grade-2

Students summarize the five key individual rights and liberties protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Students identify the basic roles of national leaders including the President of the United States and the members of the United States Congress.
Students identify important American symbols and explain their meanings including United States Flag, the Bald Eagle, the Statue of Liberty, Lady Justice, and the Liberty Bell.
Students participate in patriotic traditions including the recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance and singing of The Star Spangled Banner, and demonstrate proper flag etiquette and appropriate behavior during both.
Students describe relationships between people and events of the past which are commemorated on Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day, Washington’s Birthday, Lincoln’s Birthday, Flag Day, and Independence Day.
[Civil War envelope showing flag design with message "The Union and the Constitution"]
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[Select views:] HUD historical highlights. [Secretaries, Presidents, events]

Photographer: HUD Staff; White House Photo Creation Date: 2/11/1961 - 10/13/2009 [Select views:] HUD historical highlights. [Secretaries, Presidents, events]

Three Caravels in a Rising Squall with Arion on a Dolphin from The Sailing Vessels

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Netherlandish, Breda (?) ca. 1525–1569 Brussels)

The star spangled banner / written by Francis S. Key, Esq. of Georgetown, (D.C.) in 1814.

Print shows the text of the Star Spangled Banner within an oval design at center, surrounded by circular star-bursts that contain letters spelling "Bombardment of Fort M'Henry" within a frame that has a ship in... more

Banknote motif: Portrait on George Washington in a decorative panel

Attributed to Asher Brown Durand (American, Jefferson, New Jersey 1796–1886 Maplewood, New Jersey)

Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean; ordered by Jeff' Davis, Secretary of War to accompany the reports of the explorations for a railroad route.

Very detailed map of the United States west of the Mississippi River indicating drainage, relief by hachures, cities and towns, forts, trails, wagon roads, and routes of exploration. An important map of western... more

A new and complete rail road map of the United States compiled from reliable sources by William Perris, C.E. & Surveyor, New York; presented by the Home Insurance Company.

Map of the eastern half of the United States showing cities, state boundaries, "finished railroads," and "railroads in progress."

Lloyd's American railroad map of the United States, showing the three proposed roads and the overland mail route to the Pacific,

Outline map of the continental United States showing drainage, state boundaries, major cities, forts, finished and proposed railroads. [From published bibliography]

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 / James Queen del. & lith. ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son Ph'a.

Print shows a man standing at center, holding an American flag, with two soldiers in uniform and holding rifles, standing to the right and left in the foreground; behind them are the wheels of a wagon attached ... more

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 / James Queen del. & lith. ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son Ph'a.

Print shows a man standing at center, holding an American flag, with two soldiers in uniform and holding rifles, standing to the right and left in the foreground; behind them are the wheels of a wagon attached ... more

The American Union railroad map of the United States, British possessions, West Indies, Mexico and Central America.

Detailed map of the continental United States and portions of Canada and Mexico indicating drainage, international and state boundaries, cities and towns, forts, canals, stage roads, railroads, and proposed railroads.

The Tocsin of liberty: rung by the state house bell, (Independence Hall;) Philadelphia, July 4th. 1776

Print shows a man ringing the Liberty Bell while crowds in the background cheer.

The Tocsin of Liberty–Rung by the State House Bell, (Independence Hall) Philadelphia, July 4th, 1776, "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof" LEV.XXV.10.

Scene from American history. A man pulls a rope to ring the Liberty Bell in the tower above Independence Hall while a crowd cheers in the background. Currier & Ives (American, active New York, 1857–1907)

[Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, half-length portrait, facing right]

Photo of Lincoln made from a negative taken in Springfield, Illinois, by Alexander Hesler on June 3, 1860. One of several poses from that day. "Wrote Lincoln's law partner, William H. Herndon, 'There is the pec... more

Plymouth Rock, from the Prize and Game Chickens series (N20) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Trade cards from the "Prize and Game Chickens" series (N20), issued in 1891 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

[Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right]

Photo shows Lincoln in a print made from a negative taken by Alexander Hesler, Springfield, Illinois, June 3, 1860. Lincoln said of this portrait: "That looks better and expresses me better than any I have ever... more