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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The hawk is a recurring symbol in Robinson Jeffers' poetry. Ask your learners to consider this symbol in the poems "Hurt Hawks" and "Rock and Hawk." Pupils discuss these two poems and compare them to poems read earlier in this series....
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Bless Me, Ultima: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As part of a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima, readers analyze three major symbols in Rudolfo Anaya's novel: Ultima's owl, the river, and the golden carp. The focus here is on how Antonio's response to these symbols develop his...
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Where Do Math Symbols Come From?

For Students 6th - 12th
Why does the equal sign look that way? The resource explains the reason several of the math symbols look the way they do. Using a few specific examples, the video points out that some symbols are rooted in their meanings and others are...
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My Ántonia: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
My Ántonia, by Willa Cather, features several symbols that add to the depth of the story. After finishing Book Two of the novel, readers analyze the snake and the crossroads from Book One, and the plough from Book Two, based on passages...
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Lesson: Nimble Symbols

For Teachers K - 5th
Comparative thinking is one way to build critical analysts. Budding artists discuss symbols and how they represent concepts, beliefs, or ideas. They compare the symbols found on an ancient Egyptian mummy case to those found in...
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Symbolism in Lord of the Flies

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Symbols play an important role in William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Examine these symbols with a straightforward worksheet. Given the symbols, pupils fill out a chart by noting down characteristics of the symbols, details about each...
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Lesson: The Significance of Symbols in Japan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A fabulous Samurai suit of armor is the inspiratoin for a creative reseach project and presentation. Kids research the symbols found on the Samurai armor, describing the symbols meaning or significance in Japanses culture. 
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For Teachers 4th - 7th
Start your language arts lesson with this quick PowerPoint that defines symbolism. Following the definition is a sentence describing the American flag as a symbol to the United States. Tip: After reading these slides, have students write...
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Grammar - Revise Your Symbols

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Explore the different symbols of grammar. Middle schoolers write two sentences using different symbols, including asterisks, apostrophes, and ellipses. They also read and answer guided questions.
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Identify Symbols in a Poem by Noticing Repeated Images

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Understanding and identifying repeated images are an important step in analyzing poetry. Using William Wordsworth's poem "Daffodils," eighth graders pay attention to symbolism and repetition. An informative video can guide your class...
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Symbols of Our State: Arkansas

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here are a series of lessons designed to assist early elementary learners to discover the symbols of Arkansas. They learn about the state flag, insect, state seal, state bird, flower, tree, and gem. A booklet (emedded in the plan), is...
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Introduction to Symbolism

For Teachers 7th
Your young readers might know that the stars on the American flag symbolize the fifty states, but what symbols best represent who your students are as people? Use this SMART board presentation to guide learners through an activity about...
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United States Symbols

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Why is the bald eagle the national bird of the United States? Who built the Statue of Liberty? Where did the stars and stripes on the American flag come from? Elementary learners research prominent American symbols in a social studies...
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Reurring Symbols in Young Adult Literature

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore the ways symbolism is used and develop skill in identifying and relating symbols used in literature. They focus on the common symbols of adolescence and maturation by doing independent reading and teacher conferences,...
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A Wizard of Earthsea: Symbols

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Decipher the symbolism present in Ursula K. Le Guin's novel A Wizard of Earthsea through discussion and composition. Pupils first consider Le Guin's reversal of stereotypes and look at Ged as a hero. They then note down three symbols and...
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For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
William Blake's "The Sick Rose" provides class members with an opportunity to practice identifying symbols and discussing their levels of meaning.
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What Does This Symbol Actually Mean?

For Students 7th - 12th
The International Symbol of Access, also known as the wheel chair symbol, is designed to show accessible facilities wherever you may be. Watch a video that explains the meaning behind this symbol and how it came to be.
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Introducing Symbols–The Beach

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Looking for a way to introduce class members to the concept of symbolism and multiple levels of meaning? Readers examine two different passages about the beach and consider how the writers use concrete objects, and places to represent...
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Symbolic Family Flags

For Teachers 5th - 7th
After learning a bit about symbolism and view the Australian flag, learners make one of their own. They discuss how flags and art can symbolically express ideas or feelings, design three symbols, and construct a flag that represents...
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Discovering American Symbols

For Teachers 3rd
Help youngsters get to know their states and capitals, explore their own country, and study American symbolism. They take a "trip" across America collecting symbols, images, and information about each state as they go (through text and...
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American Symbols and Figures

For Teachers 4th
Students examine a variety of symbols important in American culture. They investigate the history of the Great Seal of the United States and the painting "The Spirit of 1776". They create an original seal and identify important monuments.
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Reading Symbols

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Introduce your upper-elementary students to printmaking. Class members view prints, select and research symbols in a piece, and create their own sets of prints using styrofoam trays. Pupils can wash off the paint on their trays to make...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Defining a Revolution with Symbols

For Students 9th - 10th
Cartoons for the Classroom has put out another thought-provoking image along with some great discussion questions. Learners will consider the symbolism used to portray this and other cartoons about Egypt. They will also discuss the genie...
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The Things They Carried: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The sewage field, the meatpacking plant, the tongue necklace — symbols abound in The Things They Carried. After generating a list of some of the many symbols in O'Brien's stories, have your class members consider how the symbols help the...