Third Grade Patriot Program Activities Overview

Third Grade Patriot Program

Please make sure YOUR FIRST & LAST NAME AND TEACHER’S NAME ARE WRITTEN ON EACH PROJECT before you hand it into the Patriot Committee.

 No more than 2 assignments per check-in day.

*** Students Must Complete 4 of 7 Activities to Become a Patriot***

RESEARCH INFORMATION ABOUT COUNTIES IN MASSACHUSETTS

Students will select five Massachusetts towns or cities.  For each, students will: state the name of the town or city, what county the town or city is in, the origin of its name, and two-three sentences including interesting facts about each. Also, identify their location in Massachusetts.

WHAT DOES THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE MEAN TO YOU?

Explain what the Pledge of Allegiance means to you in paragraph form.  Incorporate its history and impact on our country.  Be sure to use your best writing practices.

SING or RECITE THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

Memorize the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner”, our national anthem.  The students will recite or sing the first verse of the song.  A copy of the anthem is attached.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

We are asking the third-grade students to “pay it forward” by helping in a community activity.  This service must be completed by YOU.  Your time and effort put forth must be explained and justified in a neatly written or typed paragraph.  Explain what you did and how it made you feel.  How did your service help the community? The community service could be anything from donating to a local agency, spending time in a nearby senior center, or helping a neighbor in need.  Attach your paragraph to the Community Service form attached.

WRITE A LETTER SHOWING APPRECIATION TO A SOLDIER OR FIRST RESPONDER (POLICE OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, or EMS)

The children are to write a letter to a soldier or a first responder currently serving our country.  The letter should show appreciation for their service.  Pictures can be drawn to decorate the letter.   Please make a copy of the letter and send it to school verifying the requirement was fulfilled.  If you get a response from your letter and would like to share it, please bring it to the Patriot Committee.

IDENTIFY PATRIOTIC SYMBOLS

Draw the Massachusetts state seal, Plymouth County seal, or the Pembroke town seal.  Explain the symbolism in your own words.

RESEARCH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Create a booklet containing the following government officials: U.S. President, U.S. Vice President, Massachusetts Governor, and the Plymouth County Executive.  Include a picture along with a description of their duties (include at least two duties per official).