I love teaching American Symbols. They are concrete. Students LOVE learning about them, and if you have the right stuff your student's literacy and thinking skills will go through the roof! This unit is CRAM-packed with everything you will need to teach American Symbols including 3 assessments! Your face is going to hurt from smiling so much as you teach this unit, fill up your grade book, and watch your students blossom in front of your eyes. That's what happens every year for me!