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Social Studies 1.14

Citizenship. The student understands important symbols, customs, and celebrations that represent American beliefs and principles and contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:

  • (1) explain state and national patriotic symbols, including the United States and Texas flags, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, and the Alamo;
    • (A) recite and explain the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag and the Pledge to the Texas Flag;
    • (B) identify anthems and mottoes of Texas and the United States;
    • (C) explain and practice voting as a way of making choices and decisions;
    • (D) explain how patriotic customs and celebrations reflect American individualism and freedom; and
    • (E) identify Constitution Day as a celebration of American freedom.

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