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unit 12
12 Instructional days (12 hours)

Presidents and American Symbols


This domain explores the lives and legacies of five famous presidents and introduces students to several national symbols, including the American flag, the Statue of Liberty, the White House, and Mount Rushmore. Students begin by hearing about the branches of the government, what a president is, what a president does, and how a person becomes president. Students should have learned about monarchies in the Kings and Queens domain prior to this domain, providing useful background knowledge on forms of government. By the end of this domain, students will be able to make a comparison between a king and a president.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Kindergarten ELA Domain 12: Presidents. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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