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Liberty Kids A Character Education Program Minersville Elementary School Š 2010 by We Are Liberty Kids.


Liberty Kids A Character Education Program

Table of Contents Table of Contents ............................................... 2 Welcome to Liberty Kids .................................... 3 How this Program Works ................................... 4 Liberty Kids Service Ideas................................... 5 Liberty Color Guard ............................................ 6 Liberty Kids Song Lyrics ..................................... 7 Liberty Kids Sheet Music .................................... 8 Liberty Kids Incentives ........................................ 9 Honorary Liberty Kids Award Form .............. 10-11 Preschool .................................................... 12-15  Kindergarten ............................................... 16-19    First Grade ..................................................  20-23  Second Grade ............................................ 24-27 Third Grade ................................................ 28-31 Fourth Grade ............................................. 32-35 Fifth Grade ................................................ 36-39 Sixth Grade ............................................... 40-43 Seventh Grade .......................................... 44-47 Eighth Grade ............................................. 48-51 Teacher / Leader ....................................... 52-55 Liberty Kids Images ................................... 56-61 © 2010 by We Are Liberty Kids. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of We Are Liberty Kids. wearelibertykids@gmail.com - wearelibertykids.org

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Welcome to

Liberty Kids!

Congratulations on joining the Liberty Kids community. !As educators you face the challenge of meeting higher levels of performance in your students and teachers. !Character Education is more critical than ever as we keep our children grounded with an eagerness to learn despite the pressure of performance testing. As we remember America and ! apply her character in our schools through Liberty Kids, you will discover character education is the fundamental key to successful to learning. !

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Assign a member of your staff, faculty or Parent Teacher Organization to head the Liberty Kids Project in your school.

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Choose a beginning and ending day to introduce and complete the program. Choose a special award or honor to give to the students who become Liberty Kids.

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Introduce Liberty Kids to your students through a patriotic assembly. Allow the American Spirit to inspire Liberty Kidʼs action. When students experience a reverence for our flag and the men and women who protect our country they feel a deep desire to become a Liberty Kid.

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After the kick-off assembly have copies made for each student to take home and begin the program. We recommend color copies, students recognize and respect its value. Some teachers send the color copy home after the assembly and during parent teacher conference hand out another simple black and white copy to parent and child with the challenge to finish by a set classroom date.

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Use occasional class time to share service experiences, recite quotes and understand their meaning, learn about the character that shaped our nation, or practice patriotic songs during music education. Remember:

“The guiding words we learn as children, continue to sustain us as adults” ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! -Joel Frost

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Pledge your allegiance to the flag daily. Have your color guard raise and lower the flag daily. Make monthly/bi-monthly Liberty Kid assemblies an important part of your school tradition. These assemblies play a key part in the success of your Liberty Kids program making it simple to recognize students who have accomplished their Liberty Kids requirements by awarding their patch, certificate or other honor of your choosing. Students are inspired to complete program requirements as honored Liberty Kids demonstrate self-esteem and leadership through sharing the benefits of service and respect for America.

Liberty Kids understand their daily attitude and actions determine their happiness and the happiness of those around them. Liberty Kids will inspire your students and teachers to increase their potential and apply it in their daily living. ! Thank you for discovering the power that comes through remembering America. -Molly & Heidi (Co-founders) © 2010 by We Are Liberty Kids. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of We Are Liberty Kids. wearelibertykids@gmail.com - wearelibertykids.org

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How this Program Works These are the areas of focus:

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The Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a Kindergartener, recognizing the respectfulness of our students. To Qualify you must be in Kindergarten and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

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Give 2 hours of service to: your school, your community, someone in need, etc. *Service must be performed for Liberty Kids only. (no dual service projects.)

Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 2 hours of service to: your school, your community, someone in need, etc. *Service must be performed for Liberty Kids only. (no dual service projects)

Kindergarten Liberty Kids

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Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “Star Spangled Banner” (first verse). •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Description of Service Performed

Kindergarten

Requirements

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” -Benjamin Franklin _____“We are as happy as we make up our minds to be.” - Abraham Lincoln

Don’t forget to turn in your completed paper to the office!

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Every child must pass off each area and have it initialed by their teacher or principal

The page below is designed to help create ideas for service. The sky is the limit when it comes to what can be done.

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The Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a Kindergartener, recognizing the respectfulness of our students. To Qualify you must be in Kindergarten and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

Tries to master assignments independently. Takes responsibility for class work and homework.

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Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 2 hours of service to: your school, your community, someone in need, etc. *Service must be performed for Liberty Kids only. (no dual service projects)

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Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “Star Spangled Banner” (first verse). •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Kindergarten

Description of Service Performed

Kindergarten

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

Shows effort and improvement.

-Benjamin Franklin

Don’t forget to turn in your completed paper to the office!

_____“We are as happy as we make up our minds to be.”

SERVICE IDEAS FOR YOUR SCHOOL

- Abraham Lincoln

Thank you for making a difference for your self, school, community and nation!

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!Make treats for a local senior home !Improve the school grounds !Develop and maintain a recycling

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The Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a Kindergartener, recognizing the respectfulness of our students. To Qualify you must be in Kindergarten and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

Is responsible for own actions. Shows respect and consideration for others. Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

when weʼre helping weʼre happy...

Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher

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Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

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Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 2 hours of service to: your school, your community, someone in need, etc. *Service must be performed for Liberty Kids only. (no dual service projects)

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Service Log Description of Service Performed

Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “Star Spangled Banner” (first verse). •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Kindergarten

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” -Benjamin Franklin _____“We are as happy as we make up our minds to be.” - Abraham Lincoln

Don’t forget to turn in your completed paper to the office!

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Service is determined by their grade level, Preschool through Second Grade are asked to complete a total of 2 hours of service. Each grade above Second is asked to complete the number of hours their grade has, so Third is three hours, Fourth is four hours and so on.

!Contact your local City or Parks and Recreation for service opportunities !Read books, play games with and visit

program at school !Collect food, warm clothing, toys, or

local care centers or shut ins !Help an elderly neighbor shovel snow or

personal care items for the needy Deliver to shelters or food bank Remember shelters are in need of supplies all year long! !Make center pieces, holiday cards,

clean up their yard !Collect old stuffed animals and dolls,

birthday cards, and notes for assisted living facilities, children hospital wards, or meals on wheels

for service men or women !Form a litter patrol !Help at an animal shelter

repair and donate to fire and police !Write letters or prepare care packages

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Patriotism is our main focus, especially on the back of each page. On the front of each page they have the opportunity to memorize anywhere from 2-4 patriotic quotes.

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The Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a Kindergartener, recognizing the respectfulness of our students. To Qualify you must be in Kindergarten and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies.

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Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Sing or recite the words to the song “Star Spangled Banner” (first verse). Recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 2 hours of service to: your school, your community, someone in need, etc. *Service must be performed for Liberty Kids only. (no dual service projects)

Kindergarten Liberty Kids

Service Log Description of Service Performed

Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “Star Spangled Banner” (first verse). •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Kindergarten

Requirements

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

-Benjamin Franklin _____“We are as happy as we make up our minds to be.” - Abraham Lincoln

Don’t forget to turn in your completed paper to the office!

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Upon completion each child turns in their paper to the office and you are then able to choose an incentive for them. You will find included pdf patch and certificate images. (see incentive page or come up with your very own) Every child can earn one patch/pin each year

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The great part about this program is; as teachers/ leaders you have the opportunity to do as much or as little as you would like… AND, it is the parents/families responsibility to help their child (children) complete the majority of it. This allows you to encourage children to do their best and have their parents involved in their own childʼs SUCCESS! We have a Liberty Kids Song, Pages and our favorite… Liberty Color Guard Vests that make being patriotic FUN and SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF.  The oldest grade level in your school, or which ever grade level you choose, can have the honor of being apart of the Liberty Color Guard. (see color guard page)

Thank you for teaching and inspiring children to be successful!

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Liberty Kids when we始re helping we始re happy...

SERVICE IDEAS FOR YOUR SCHOOL Thank you for making a difference for your self, school, community and nation! !Make treats for a local senior home !Improve the school grounds !Develop and maintain a recycling

!Contact your local City or Parks and Recreation for service opportunities !Read books, play games with and visit

program at school !Collect food, warm clothing, toys, or personal care items for the needy Deliver to shelters or food bank Remember shelters are in need of supplies all year long! !Make center pieces, holiday cards,

local care centers or shut ins !Help an elderly neighbor shovel snow or clean up their yard !Collect old stuffed animals and dolls, repair and donate to fire and police !Write letters or prepare care packages

birthday cards, and notes for assisted living facilities, children hospital wards, or meals on wheels

for service men or women !Form a litter patrol !Help at an animal shelter

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Liberty Color Guard The Liberty Guard is a prestigious honor. You, as a teacher/leader, have a unique opportunity to teach proper flag etiquette.  The guard consists of up to five student members and one adult supervisor.  The guard lineʼs up single file, taking care to be as precise as possible. They can follow or be followed by the teacher, or the teacher can stand by the flagpole.

Rules on how to display the flag: 1. When grouped, it is in the center

and at the highest point of group or in front of other flags. 2. To position the flag at half-staff, first hoist the flag to the peak of the staff for an instant and then, in respect for the deceased, lower it to the half-staff position -- roughly halfway between the top and bottom of the staff. Before lowering it for the day, raise the flag again to the peak of the pole. 3.When displaying the flag against a wall, vertically or horizontally, the stars are on the left. 4. On a stage, it is placed on the speaker's right side. (this is the left side to the audience) When carried with one other flag, it is on the right. 5. The flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. Ordinarily it should be displayed only between sunrise and sunset. It should be illuminated if displayed at night. The flag is saluted while hoisting or lowering the flag 6. When hung with the national banner of other countries, each flag must be displayed from a separate pole of the same height. Each flag should be approximately the same size. They should be raised and lowered simultaneously. 7. When displayed with another flag and the staffs are crossed, the Flag of the United States is placed on its own right with its staff in front of the other flag. 8. Handle the flag with reverence. It represents our great country. To properly fold the U.S. Flag, follow these steps: a. Two people face each other, each holding one end of the flag. Stretch it horizontally at waist height and fold in half lengthwise. b. Fold the flag in half lengthwise again, the union (stars) should be on the top. c. One person holds the flag by the union while the other starts at the opposite end by making a triangular fold. d. Continue to fold in the flag in triangles from the stripes end until only the blue field with stars is showing.

Guard Member #1- Holds folded flag.  The proper way to carry a folded Flag is; hold the left hand horizontally with fingers together, close to the body at waist level, place the folded Flag on the hand with the straight side nearest the bearer's body, the right hand (weapon hand) is then placed on top of the Flag, gently holding it in place; the hands should be at approximate 90° one to the other. Guard Member #2-4 follows silently in march line Guard Member #5 (last in line)  Calls “MARCH” out loud with a strong voice.  

CEREMONY: Teacher- “Color Guard Attention” (stands at attention in line). “Will the audience (if there is one) please stand as we raise (or lower) the colors of the United States of America” • Guard member #5- (last in line)  “Color Guard MARCH: LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT” & so forth until the flag pole is reached. • Guard line marches to flag pole, when it is reached they remain marching in place in line. • Guard member #5- “Color Guard HALT” • Guard Line turns to face outward (toward the audience).  Guard #1 works silently with remaining members to unfold (or fold) flag.  Guard members 2-4 keep palms up protecting flag from touching ground. • Guard #1,2,- attach and Guard #3 raise or lowers the colors, returning to guard line.   • Guard #5 - (last in line) “Will the audience please repeat the Pledge of Allegiance, (guard members turn to face flag at attention) ! ! I pledge.....” • Teacher- “Color guard dismiss”

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We Are The Liberty Kids words and music written by Elaine Wayland and Leah Reese

1 We are the Liberty Kids. We love our land so free. Weʼre learning how to do our part weʼre making history. We are the Liberty Kids. Weʼre making history.

2 Oh I can be an example - of kindness and of trust. I know it has to start with me. To lead I know I must! We are the Liberty Kids. Weʼre making history.

3 Today the lessons I learn - become the grown up me. Respect and service, honor, hope, responsibility. We are the Liberty Kids. Weʼre making history.

4 If all our citizens had - values just like me. What would our country look like? What would our country be? We are the Liberty Kids. Weʼre making History! © 2010 by We Are Liberty Kids. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Liberty Kids. wearelibertykids@gmail.com - www.wearelibertykids.org

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We Are The Liberty Kids

2 Oh I can be an example - of kindness and of trust. I know it has to start with me. To lead I know I must! We are the Liberty Kids. We始re making history. 3 Today the lessons I learn - become the grown up me. Respect and service, honor, hope, responsibility. We are the Liberty Kids. We始re making history. 4 If all our citizens had - values just like me. What would our country look like? What would our country be? We are the Liberty Kids. We始re making History! 漏 2010 by We Are Liberty Kids. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Liberty Kids. wearelibertykids@gmail.com - www.libertykids.wordpress.com

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Liberty Kids Incentives The most important reason for providing your students with a Liberty Kids award is to keep the program visible in your school and community. We recommend having a Liberty Kids assembly 1-2 times a month. Sing the Liberty Kids song or other patriotic songs, have the Liberty Kids color guard raise or lower the flag, recite the pledge and honor the students who have completed the program. You may invite a visiting community member to tell about service they give and how it makes them feel to serve. At our Liberty Kids pilot school we have students and community members nominate individuals who have lived exceptional lives of service and honor them with a Liberty Leader patch. This event encourages gratitude and vision while it reminds them to continue working on becoming great Americans. Your students will become respectful, productive, responsible citizens and family members as they apply the Liberty Kids values in their lives and school. Accomplishing the requirements takes work and dedication. Liberty Kids schools are choosing to reward this honor in many different ways. We believe each school is unique and understands the needs of their students and the best way to reward them for their dedicated service. We have enclosed digital images for you to reproduce your customized reward. Certificates-Pages Patches-Pins-T-shirts

Each of these can be purchased at a vendor of your choosing. We recommend our own vendors who are accommodating and affordable:

Every child can earn one patch/pin each year

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The Shirt Stop 60 E. 100 N. R i c h fi e l d , U T 8 4 7 0 1 435-896-8805

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Patch

This image is individualized to each grade level and is seen on each Liberty Kids page. These are similar to a scout patch, but includes a nylon loop to hang on backpacks, making it easily transferrable from year to year. It is fun to see students who have accomplished the program from year to year wear a backpack littered with patches.

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The grade level images are simply and inexpensively reproduced into retro button pins. Students attach to their backpacks or jackets, collecting them through the years as they progress through the program.

Certificate

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Many Schools give a certificate T-shirts printed of completion. There is a basic with the grade one above, and also one for level emblem and each grade level with the patch awarded upon image displayed in the lower completion. left hand corner. The first year we began the program at a K-2 school the patches were given throughout the year as the requirements were completed and a certificate was awarded at the end of the year.

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Minersville Elementary

Honorary

Liberty Kids Award The Ferron Honorary Liberty Kid award is meant for outstanding individuals in our community who have centered their life on serving others. This person “If all our citizens had...values just like me. What would our country look like? must exemplify the standards being taught to the What would our country be? Liberty Kids in our school, they are; Sharing, We are the Liberty Kids. Respect, Responsibility, Service, trustworthy, We’re making history” kindness, freedom, hope, honor, and patriotism. -Elaine Wayland and Leah Reese Nominee Information

(person being nominated)

Name: Phone: Address: Reason for Nomination

Nominator Information

(describe inspirational service this person has performed throughout their life)

(person nominating)

Name: Phone: Address: Please return completed nomination form to: Minersville Elementary School 125 West Mill Road   Minersville, Alaska 84999 (435) 999-2222 For additional copies, We Are Liberty Kids grants permission to print and/or photocopy this form.

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The Minersville Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a Preschooler, recognizing your ability to share with others. To qualify you must be in Preschool and meet all the requirements on this application and turn it into the office.

LibertyKids Requirements below must to be initialed by your Parent or Teacher

Academics •____Completes work at school. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Is able to share with others and is helpful at home and at school.

Service •____Has completed the services listed below and 6 others of your choice. Minersville Elementary School Preschool

Service Log

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Pick up 10 pieces of trash and throw it away. Help someone else pick up toys. Color a picture and give it to someone you care about. Make a treat with the colors red, white, and blue and share it. Sing a song for 3 or more people. .

Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Preschool

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” -Benjamin Franklin _____“If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.” - Abraham Lincoln

Don’t forget to turn in your completed paper to the office!

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LIBERTY KIDS

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TRACE THE DOTTED LINES AND COLOR THE FLAG

WRITE YOUR NAME BELOW

AMERICA - COLOR THE LETTERS BELOW

America YOUR INFORMATION

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The Minersville Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a Kindergartener, recognizing your ability to respect others. To qualify you must be in Kindergarten and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

LibertyKids

Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 2 hours of service to: your school, your community, or someone in need. Minersville Elementary School Kindergarten

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Service Log Description of Service Performed

Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “Star Spangled Banner” (first verse). •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Kindergarten

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” -Benjamin Franklin _____“We are as happy as we make up our minds to be.” - Abraham Lincoln

Don’t forget to turn in your completed paper to the office!

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LIBERTY KIDS

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CONNECT THE DOTS, COLOR THE FLAG AND COMPLETE THE EAGLE MAZE

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Eagle The word "bald" does not mean that this bird has no feathers. Instead, it comes from the word piebald, an old word which means "marked with white."

Start The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.

Did you know? Ben Franklin wanted the turkey, not the eagle, to be the U.S. national symbol. He considered the eagle a "bird of bad moral character" because it lives "by sharping and robbing."

THE AMERICAN FLAG

How many stars are on this American flag? ___________ How many white stripes are on this American flag? ___________

Did you know? If the flag is flying upside down, this is a distress signal. (someone needs help)

The Continental Congress left no record to show why it chose the colors. However, in 1782, the Congress of the Confederation chose these same colors for the Great Seal of the United States and listed their meaning as follows:

Red is for

Valor and hardiness

White is for

Innocence and Purity

Blue is for

How many red stripes are on this American flag? _____________

Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.

YOUR INFORMATION Name

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The Minersville Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a 1st grader, recognizing your ability to be responsible. To qualify you must be in 1st grade and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

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Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 2 hours of service to: your school, your community, or someone in need. Minersville Elementary School First Grade

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Service Log Description of Service Performed

Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “God Bless America” (first verse). •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

First Grade

Requirements

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“Well done is better than well said.” -Benjamin Franklin ______“A penny saved is a

penny earned.” -Benjamin Franklin _____“I walk slowly but I never walk backward.” - Abraham Lincoln

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LIBERTY KIDS

FIRST GRADE!

MINERSVILLE ELEMENTARY

COMPLETE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY FACTS AND MAZE AND COLOR GEORGE WASHINGTON

Statue of Liberty

Finish 1=red 2=blue 3=white 4=grey 5=peach 6=yellow 7=cream

fun facts:

1. The Statue of Liberty is made of 300 sheets of _______________. 2. Her crown has seven points which have been said to represent the seven ______ or the seven ______________. 3. The waist of the statue measures _____ feet around. 4. The tablet or book she holds has the American Independence Day written in roman numerals on it which is _________________. 5. There are ________ window in the crown. seas

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As it was assembled, the statue was a dark brown, almost black color. The copper color had weathered to dark as it was built in Paris. It took about 20 years for the black color to turn to the color of copper patina, the green color you see today.

Did you know?

The Statue of Liberty’s nose is 4 feet 6 inches tall.

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THE AMERICAN FLAG

5 Branches of the Military

Here are the standards of the five branches of the military, in their correct order of precedence: Their names are mixed up below. Write the correct name under each flag. Navy "The star is a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal to which man has aspired from time immemorial; the stripe is symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun." (book about the flag published in 1977 by the House of Representatives)

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The Minersville Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a 2nd grader, recognizing your ability to serve others. To qualify you must be in 2nd grade and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

LibertyKids Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher "

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 2 hours of service to: your school, your community, or someone in need. Minersville Elementary School Second Grade

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Service Log Description of Service Performed

Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (first verse). •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Second Grade Requirements Time

Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“He that can have patience can have what he will.” -Benjamin Franklin

______“The only safe and sure

way to destroy an enemy is to make him your friend.” -Abraham Lincoln

_____“Without Divine assistance I cannot succeed. And with it, I cannot fail.” - Abraham Lincoln

_____“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what YOU can do for your country!” - John F Kennedy

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LIBERTY KIDS

SECOND GRADE!

MINERSVILLE ELEMENTARY

Patriotic

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EAGLE FLAG FREEDOM HONOR LIBERTY PATRIOTIC

USE THE WORDS BELOW TO FINISH EACH SENTENCE 1. Another word for flag is _________________________________________________________________.

2. Every _________________________________________________________ has a flag that represents it.

PLEDGE RED SERVICE STARS STRIPES WHITE

The American Flag

3. To honor the dead, a flag is flown at _______________________________________________________. 4. A nickname for the flag of the USA is the __________________________________________________. 5. The US flag has ____________________________________________________________________ stars. 6. The stars on the flag represent the current US ______________________________________________. 7. The US flag has __________________________________________ stripes; they represent the original US states. (the original flag also had this same amount of stars to represent the original states) 8. You fly a flag on a _______________________________________________________________________.

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states ~ country ~ thirteen ~ half-mast ~ flagpole ~ banner ~ fifty

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The Minersville Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a 3rd grader, recognizing your ability to be trusted by others. To qualify you must be in 3rd grade and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

LibertyKids Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher "

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 3 hours of service to: your school, your community, or someone in need. Minersville Elementary School Third Grade

Date

Service Log Description of Service Performed

Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “Proud to be an American”. •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Third Grade

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“Wish not so much to live long as to live well.” -Benjamin Franklin

______“Knowledge is, in

every country, the surest basis of public happiness.” -George Washington

_____“Equal rights for all, special privileges for none.” - Thomas Jefferson

_____“Patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.” - Henry James

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LIBERTY KIDS

THIRD GRADE!

MINERSVILLE ELEMENTARY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44.

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United States

Directions: find and circle each presidentʼs last name in the word find above. USE THE WORDS ON THE RIGHT TO FILL IN THE BLANKS

Who is this man that stated all these quotes?

A penny saved is a penny ___________________. yourself found Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, __________________, and ____________________. themselves God helps them that help __________________. separately Haste makes _____________________. wisdom Lost time is never _____________________ again. money Necessity never made a good __________________. wealthy Remember, that time is ____________________. meals The door to ______________________ is never shut. hang To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy ________________. earned We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all bargain ______________ __________________. said Well done is better than well ______________. wise When you’re good to others you are best to ________________.

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George Washington , 1789-1797 John Adams , 1797-1801 Thomas Jefferson , 1801-1809 James Madison , 1809-1817 James Monroe , 1817-1825 John Quincy Adams , 1825-1829 Andrew Jackson , 1829-1837 Martin Van Buren , 1837-1841 William Henry Harrison , 1841 John Tyler , 1841-1845 James Knox Polk , 1845-1849 Zachary Taylor , 1849-1850 Millard Fillmore , 1850-1853 Franklin Pierce , 1853-1857 James Buchanan , 1857-1861 Abraham Lincoln , 1861-1865 Andrew Johnson , 1865-1869 Ulysses Simpson Grant , 1869-1877 Rutherford Birchard Hayes , 1877-1881 James Abram Garfield , 1881 Chester Alan Arthur , 1881-1885 Grover Cleveland , 1885-1889 Benjamin Harrison , 1889-1893 Grover Cleveland , 1893-1897 William McKinley , 1897-1901 Theodore Roosevelt , 1901-1909 William Howard Taft , 1909-1913 Woodrow Wilson , 1913-1921 Warren Gamaliel Harding , 1921-1923 Calvin Coolidge , 1923-1929 Herbert Clark Hoover , 1929-1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt , 1933-1945 Harry S. Truman , 1945-1953 Dwight David Eisenhower , 1953-1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy , 1961-1963 Lyndon Baines Johnson , 1963-1969 Richard Milhous Nixon , 1969-1974 Gerald Rudolph Ford , 1974-1977 James Earl Carter , Jr., 1977-1981 Ronald Wilson Reagan , 1981-1989 George Herbert Walker Bush , 1989-1993 William Jefferson Clinton , 1993-2001 George Walker Bush , 2001-2009 Barack Hussein Obama , 2009-

Did you know?

"It took two months before the news of the Declaration reached all of the thirteen American Colonies. !In the south lived a boy with freckles and wild, sandy hair. !He was one of the only people in his town that could read. !When the Declaration arrived, the town brought it to 9 year old Andrew Jackson to read. !He had to practice it first, so he could read it clearly without stopping to spell out the long words. !No one could have guessed that some day he would be the seventh president of the United States of America." -Alice Dalgliesh

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The Minersville Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a 4th grader, recognizing your ability to be kind to others. To qualify you must be in 4th grade and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

LibertyKids Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher "

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 4 hours of service to: your school, your community, or someone in need. Minersville Elementary School Fourth Grade

Date

Service Log Description of Service Performed

Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____ Sing or recite the words to our state song “Alaska’s Flag”. •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Fourth Grade

Requirements

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” -Benjamin Franklin

______“Love your neighbor as

yourself and your country more than yourself.” -Thomas Jefferson

_____“Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” - Abraham Lincoln

_____“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” - George S. Patton

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LIBERTY KIDS

FOURTH GRADE!

MINERSVILLE ELEMENTARY

Alaska

BOROUGHS

COMPLETE STATE SYMBOLS CROSSWORD AND WORD SEARCH 3. 4. 6. 10. 12.

Across: State sport State soil State insect State song State gemstone

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State motto State flower State fossil State marine mammal

Alaska is the Russian version of the Aleutian word Alakshak, which means great lands or peninsula.

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Explanation of Alaska’s State Flag

The Alaska State Flag was adopted for official state use in 1959, it was designed in 1926 by a 13-year old Native American boy, Bennie Benson, from the village of Chignik. The flag has a blue field with 8 golden stars in the shape of the Big Dipper and the North Star.

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sea, and the mountain lakes, as well as Alaska’s wildflowers. Eight Golden Stars on the flag: seven from the constellation Ursa Major, or the Big Dipper. The eighth being the North Star, representing the northern most state.

Liberty Color Guard

Earning your 4th grade Liberty Patch comes with great honor. One of the highest honors you may earn is the chance to be selected to be apart of the Liberty Color Guard.

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Write 2 facts about your county.

write Alaska’s state capital above

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1. Draw your county on map of Alaska above in the correct location. 2. Place a star where your town is located and write it’s name by it.

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The Minersville Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a 5th grader, recognizing your freedom to live in this great land. To qualify you must be in 5th grade and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

LibertyKids Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher "

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 5 hours of service to: your school, your community, or someone in need. Minersville Elementary School Fifth Grade

Date

Service Log Description of Service Performed

Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “This Land is Your Land”. •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Fifth Grade

Requirements

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” -Benjamin Franklin

______“When we are planning

for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” -Thomas Paine

_____“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave” - Elmer Davis

_____“The constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness, you have to catch it yourself.” - Benjamin Franklin

Don’t forget to turn in your completed paper to the office!

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LIBERTY KIDS

FIFTH GRADE!

MINERSVILLE ELEMENTARY Order

In 1938 Washington D.C. adopted a flag based on George Washington’s family’s coat of arms. Draw/color it in the box provided

Fun Facts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 6 17 13 18 5 19 3 20 1 21 7 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 is one of the tallest masonry 37 constructions in 38 the world, stands 39 just over 555 ft. 40 Memorial stones 41 from the 50 42 states, foreign 43 countries, and organizations line 44 the interior walls. 45 The top, reached 46 only by elevator, 47 commands a 48 panoramic view 49 of the city. 50 Washington D.C. is not a state, it is it’s own district being named in honor of the first U.S. President, George Washington and Columbia refers to Christopher Columbus who discovered America in 1492.

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USA

Washington, D.C.

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In God We Trust

Independence Day: July 4, 1776

National Bird: Bald Eagle

National Flower: Rose

National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

Largest State: Alaska

Smallest State: Rhode Island

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Color the state you were born in:

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Color every state you have visited:

United States of America

Capitals

Can recite the capitals to all 50 states.

Did you know? Most state names are based on native Indian languages, historical figures, or were named by early explorers comparing new lands to the Old World. Often the original meaning is not conclusive (opinions vary particularly on the original native American Indian words and what they mean). The origin of some state names has been blurred or lost over time one state name is an invented word!

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Washington Monument

...is an invented word! Mining lobbyist George M. Willing presented the name "Idaho" to congress for a new territory around Pike's Peak, claiming it was a Shoshone Indian word meaning "Gem of the Mountains." By the time the deception was discovered, the name "Idaho" was already in common use.

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The Minersville Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a 6th grader, recognizing your hope for the future of America. To qualify you must be in 6th grade and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

LibertyKids Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher "

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 6 hours of service to: your school, your community, or someone in need. Minersville Elementary School Sixth Grade

Date

Service Log Description of Service Performed

Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “America the Beautiful”. •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Sixth Grade

Requirements .

Time

Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant: _____“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” -George Washington

______“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” -George S. Patton

_____“We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights.” - Felix Frankfurter

_____“Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. - James Bryce

Don’t forget to turn in your completed paper to the office!

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LIBERTY KIDS

SIXTH GRADE!

MINERSVILLE ELEMENTARY

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Our Founding Fathers

The Founding Fathers, the framers of the Constitution, wanted to form a government that did not allow one person to have too much authority or control. While under the rule of the British king they learned that this could be a bad system. Yet government under the Articles of Confederation taught them that there was a need for a strong centralized government. With this in mind the framers wrote the Constitution to provide for a separation of powers, or three separate branches of government. Each has its own responsibilities and at the same time they work together to make the country run smoothly and to assure that the rights of citizens are not ignored or disallowed. This is done through checks and balances. A branch may use its powers to check the powers of the other two in order to maintain a balance of power among the three branches of government, which are:

The U.S. Capital

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DIRECTIONS:

Vice President Explain to your teacher how our government is organized and have your teacher sign here:

COMPLETE THE CROSSWORD

Unscramble the letters below to form a vocabulary word associated with President Abraham Lincoln. You may choose "om the words in the box below.

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The Lincoln Memorial occupies a prominent space on the National Mall in Washington, DC and is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln, who fought to preserve our nation during the Civil War, from 1861-1865. The Lincoln Memorial has been the site of many famous speeches and events since its dedication in 1922. A beautiful structure with seven-foot diameter columns that stretch 44 feet high, architect Henry Bacon designed the Lincoln Memorial in a style similar to a Greek temple. The structure始s 36 columns represent the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln始s death. A 19-foot larger than life-size marble statue of Lincoln sits in the center of the memorial and the words of the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address are inscribed on the walls. Abraham Lincoln

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Constitution Crossword

1. Place where the original Constitution can be viewed. 5. First state to ratify the Constitution. 9. Fearing tyranny from a strong central government, some states demanded this be added to the Constitution. 11. He is known as the "Sage of the Constitutional Convention." 13. These essays were written to defend and promote the ratification of the new Constitution. 14. Name given to the group who did not favor ratification of the Constitution. 15. This amendment was repealed.

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1. This state's signing ratified the Constitution. 2. State that did not send delegates to the Constitutional Convention. 3. The 13th Amendment abolished . 4. He introduced the Bill of Rights in the House of Representatives on June 8, 1789. 6. The Constitutional Convention met in this city. 7. The part of the Constitution where you find the phrase "in order to form a more perfect union." 8. Number of amendments to the Constitution. 10. Article that establishes the Constitution as the supreme law of the country. 12. The Nineteenth Amendment protects the voting rights of.

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The Minersville Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as a 7th grader. To qualify you must be in 7th grade and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

LibertyKids Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher "

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 7 hours of service to: your school, your community, or someone in need. Minersville Elementary School Seventh Grade

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Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Seventh Grade Requirements .

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant: _____ “People generally have more feeling for canals and roads than education. However, I hope we can advance them with equal pace.” -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joel Barlow, December 10, 1807

______ “It is a great mistake to think about being great without goodness; and I pronounce it as certain that there never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.” -Benjamin Franklin

_____“Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is AMERICANS…” -Thomas Paine

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LIBERTY KIDS

SEVENTH GRADE!

MINERSVILLE ELEMENTARY

Declaration of Independence

READ, STUDY AND EXPLAIN

Read the Declaration of Independence and explain the purpose of it.

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Choose one signer of the Declaration of Independence about them; explain in your own words below, gained from your studies, then share them with a

and read new facts you teacher or parent.

Write the names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence next to their state. Delaware Pennsylvania Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island New York Virginia North Carolina Georgia South Carolina New Jersey Connecticut Maryland

COMPLETE THE LIBERTY BELL QUIZ - CIRCLE THE CORRECT ANSWER

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b. 50 c. 1 d. 3 The Liberty Bell cracked the __________ time it was rung. a. fourth b. first c. second d. sixth On the Liberty Bell, this name is misspelled. a. Pennsylvania b. Proclaim c. Assembly d. Inhabitants The strike note of the Liberty Bell is ___________ . a. C sharp b. G flat c. D sharp d. E flat The yoke weighs 200 pounds and is made of what kind of wood? a. Black Bean b. Mahogany c. Slippery Elm d. Walnut

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b. 2800 c. 2080 d. 2710 There are replicas of the Liberty Bell in ___________ state(s). a. All 50 states b. Only 38 states c. Only 13 states d. None of the states Who owns the Liberty Bell today? a. Pass and Stow b. The American People c. The Nation Liberty Museum d. The city of Philadelphia What two foundry works names are found on the Liberty Bell? a. Smith and Edwards b. Foster and Tribe c. Pass and Stow d. Jackson and Ellis The Liberty Bell is made of mostly ___________. a. zinc b. silver c. copper d. nickel

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The Minersville Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as an 8th grader. To qualify you must be in 8th grade and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

LibertyKids Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or Teacher "

Academics •____Tries to master assignments independently. •____Takes responsibility for class work and homework. •____Shows effort and improvement.

Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Has not been involved in any discipline action this school year, if so: your principal must sign here:

Service •____Give 8 hours of service to: your school, your community, or someone in need. Minersville Elementary School Eighth Grade

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Service Log Description of Service Performed

Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the words to the song “You’re a Grand Old Flag”. •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the requirements for your grade as listed below and on the back of this page.

Eighth Grade

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Memorize the following quotes and briefly explain what you think the author meant:

_____“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. And that you may be always doing good, my dear, is the ardent prayer of yours affectionately.” -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Martha Jefferson, May 5, 1787

______“Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws--but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted - when we tolerate what we know to be wrong - when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened - when we fail to speak up and speak out we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.” -Robert Kennedy

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LIBERTY KIDS

EIGHTH GRADE!

MINERSVILLE ELEMENTARY

COMPLETE THREE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW

Write a song about America and share it with a group of 6 or more people.

In 150 words or more write why it is important to vote in an election.

Write & illustrate a patriotic children's book and share it with a group of 10 or more children.

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Read a patriotic or American historical book and write a book report about it.

Pick a song from American history, memorize it and explain its historical significance.

Create and display a patriotic drawing, craft, artwork, cross stitch, design, food item, etc.

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The Minersville Liberty Kids Award is the highest honor you can receive as Teachers and Leaders. To qualify you must be a current Teacher, Administrator, or Employee and meet all the requirements on the application and turn it into the office.

LibertyKids Requirements below must to be initialed by your Principal or another Teacher /Leader

Academics •____Plan and incorporate a new lesson this year on patriotism. •____Plan and incorporate a new lesson on character strengths of our founding fathers.

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Citizenship •____Is responsible for own actions. •____Shows respect and consideration for others. •____Stopped at least 20 different children; referring to them by their name and expressed a positive quality they admire.

Service •____Give 8 hours of service to: your school, your community, or someone in need.

Minersville Elementary School Teacher/Leader

Service Log Description of Service Performed

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Patriotism •____Demonstrates respect during flag ceremonies. •____Sing or recite the “Star Spangled Banner” (all verses). •____Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. •____Complete the Leader requirements on the back of this page.

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LIBERTY KIDS

TEACHER/LEADER!

MINERSVILLE ELEMENTARY

MEMORIZE SEVEN OF THE FOLLOWING QUOTES AND BRIEFLY EXPLAIN WHAT YOU THINK THE AUTHOR MEANT _____ “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Independence

_____ “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me: Give me liberty, or give me death!” Patrick Henry

_____ “Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.” Abraham Lincoln

_____ “Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is AMERICANS…” Thomas Paine

_____ “Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws--but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted - when we tolerate what we know to be wrong - when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened - when we fail to speak up and speak out - we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.” Robert Kennedy

_____ “It is a great mistake to think about being great without goodness; and I pronounce it as certain that there never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.”

_____ “I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And, if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, it is probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin at the Constitutional Convention

_____ “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. And that you may be always doing good, my dear, is the ardent prayer of yours affectionately.”

_____“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”

Thomas Jefferson, letter to Martha Jefferson, May 5, 1787

Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776

_____ “The good Education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almost all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to establish and endow with proper Revenues, such Seminaries of Learning, as might supply the succeeding Age with Men qualified to serve the Public with Honor to themselves, and to their Country.” Benjamin Franklin, Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania, 1749

_____ “My concern is not whether God is on our side; my great concern is to be on God's side” Abraham Lincoln

Did you know?

The first public school in America was established by Puritan settlers in 1635 in the home of Schoolmaster Philemon Pormont and was later moved to School Street. Boys from various socioeconomic backgrounds attended Boston Latin School until 1972 when girls were also accepted. A portrait statue of Benjamin Franklin overlooks the former site of Boston Latin School which Franklin, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock once attended. Franklin's place of birth was just one block away on Milk Street, across from the Old South Meeting House.

Liberty Color Guard _______________________ By signing above you promise to:

be involved one week per year in mentoring/ overseeing the Liberty Color Guard.

Recite the

Preamble

________We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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