Social Studies

American Symbols: Discovering America One State at a Time

In this ongoing class, learners will explore a different state's symbols and create a related art project each week.
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Completed by 7 learners
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Class Experience

Learners will learn about the different symbols that represent each state in the US and make a related craft.
I have been an elementary teacher for 18 years, covering social studies topics ranging from our local community to world explorers.  My academic background includes a major in liberal arts and a minor in history.  For the last 18 years, I have created and taught social studies lessons that are engaging and fun. 
Week 1 (January 8 or 9): Alaska
1 clothespin (wooden)
markers in your choice of colors
glue and/or glue dots
2 googly eyes
About 6 1/2 inches of choice of fabric (tulle or something glittery or sheer would work best)

Week 2 (January 15 or 16): Arizona
8 1/2 x 11 white paper or card stock
crayons (shades of gold or yellow, black, and brown necessary)
fish template (will be emailed and posted the day before class)

Week 3 (January 22 or 23): Colorado
1 8x11 or larger sheet of red construction paper
1 8x11 or larger sheet of yellow construction paper
1 8x11 or larger sheet of blue construction paper
1 8x11 or larger sheet of white construction paper
Pencil for tracing
pair of scissors
liquid glue or glue stick
Template printed on paper or card stock

Week 4 (January 29 or 30): California
1 8 x 11 or larger white sheet of paper or construction paper

Week 5 (February 5 or 6): Pennsylvania
1 empty plastic water or pop bottle (16-20 ounce)
1 glow stick (that will fit into the water bottle opening)
2 black chenille stems (pipe cleaner)
2 white chenille stems (pipe cleaner)
1 brown piece of construction paper
1 red piece of construction paper
1 black piece of construction paper

Week 6 (February 19):  New Mexico
1 sheet of white paper

Week 7 (March 5):  Utah
toilet paper roll
black, yellow, white construction paper
2 googly eyes

Week 8 (March 12):  Idaho
coffee filters (2)
black chenille stem

Week 9 (March 19):  Oregon
brown paper lunch sack
brown and light brown or white construction paper
markers or crayons

Week 10:  Washington
blue construction paper
light blue construction paper
markers or crayons

Week 11 (April 2):  Kansas
large popsicle stick or paint stirrer 
yellow construction paper (3-5 pieces)
brown construction paper (1 piece)
brown marker or crayon
green construction paper
glue stick or glue dots

Week 12 (April 9):  Nevada
printed fish template (posted in classroom)

Week 13 (April 16):  Oklahoma
toilet paper roll
brown construction paper 
orange construction paper
red construction paper
2 wiggly eyes
glue stick or glue dots
brown crayon

Week 14 (April 23):  Texas
white paper

Week 15 (April 30):  Arkansas
brown construction paper
light pink tissue paper
dark pink tissue paper
glue stick or glue dots
white paper

45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Learners will be cutting, gluing, and using markers and crayons.


Rami Renfro, M.S.Ed.
Lives in the United States
9 total reviews
14 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Rami Renfro. This is my 18th year of teaching elementary school.  I've taught second through fifth grade; I also teach ESL classes online, private tutor, and I sell homemade baked goods.  

Why do I teach?  I love empowering... 
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