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Building the Capitol
A Symbol of Democracy
Feb. 13, 2013. Click here for more info!
Our Nation's Capitol
Electronic Field Trip
Check out this excellent lesson plan for grades 3-8.
A Landmark Lesson: The United States Capitol Building
Philip Reid and Freedom
Lesson Plan about a slave who helped complete the Statue of Freedom that sits atop the Capitol dome.
Watch this video on Abraham Lincoln's Young Sculptor: Vinnie Ream
Then checkout the website for more information about Miss Ream and the famous statue.
Teachers: Prepare your students to participate in and view the live electronic field trip!
1. Explore the field trip topics: The Capitol as a Symbol of Democracy; Building the Capitol; and the Capitol Tour. Click on each numbered banner on the page to find web resources covering each topic.
2. Review the "Our Nation's Capitol" Teacher's Guide to discover pre- and post-viewing activities. Click on the mouse icon below to access the guide.
3. As a class, come up with questions to ask the experts about the Capitol. Your students will be able to have their questions answered during the live field trip!
Click on the mouse to view the Teacher's Guide.
Teachers, want to know how
you and your students can
create your own interactive online
posters known as glogs?
Click here to access the Click-Learn-Teach Tech Tool: Glogster