National Symbols

Introduction

Hi boys and girls! Description: Image result for wave of hand animation  Welcome to fun facts, created by Stacy Crossman with you in mind. This website was generated to assist grade five students identify national symbols in Jamaica and their importance.

Do you know why a country is called a nation?

WELL, STAY WITH ME AND YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT SOME OF THE SYMBOLS THAT IDENTIFY JAMAICA AS A NATION!!!

Task

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The following are your tasks for this lesson:

1. Why is Jamaica classified as a nation?

2. Identify six (6) symbols that identify Jamaica as a nation.

 

Process

LEARNING IS AS MUCH FUN AS YOU WANT IT TO BE!

Boys and girls let us watch an enlightening video before we begin our lesson. Click on the links below to watch videos: 

https://youtu.be/-hsCbNIvMzk

 Evaluation: to see how much you score, click on Submit Quiz for Marking

STEP ONE:

 Click this link to complete a fun quiz to test your knowledge about the Jamaica’s National Symbols: http://www.myquizzes.ca/viewquiz.asp?quiz_id=22958&quizname=National%20Symbols%20of%20Jamaica

  • Goal of this quiz: To test your knowledge about the national symbols of Jamaica and their importance.
  • Taking notes is very essential to learning.
  • Once you have completed the Quiz we can move on to our next step...

 

Evaluation

EVALUATION:

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Conclusion

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You should feel a sense of achievement now that you have completed the lesson. Job well done! Here is a review of what you have learned...

A country is called a nation when its people share a common history and culture. Nations use symbols to identify themselves at home and abroad. Jamaica has nationals that identify it.

The Jamaican National Flag: The Jamaican National Flag was first raised on August 6, 1962. It was designed by some members of the governed. The flag has a diagonal cross with four (4) triangles. The diagonal cross is in gold, the top and bottom triangles are in green and the two (2) side triangles are in black. “The sun shines, the land is green, and the people are strong and creative” is the meaning of the colours on the flag. Gold stands for the natural wealth and the beauty of sunlight; Green is for hope and the country’s agricultural resources; Black stands for strength and creativity of the people.

 

Rules about using the National Flag: There are rules about how people should use the flag. Some of these rules are that the flag:

  • should never touch the ground
  • should not be used for decoration
  • must never be smaller than any other flag that is being flown at the same time
  • must be the highest flag in a group of flags except at a foreign embassy.

 

The Jamaican Coat of Arms shows a male and female member of the Taino tribe standing on either side of a shield which bears a red cross with five golden pineapples. On the crest is a Jamaican crocodile which sits on top of the British Royal Helmet. Except for the helmet, everything on the coat of arm is indigenous to Jamaica.

THE NATIONAL BIRD: The National Bird, the doctor bird or swallowtail humming bird, lives only in Jamaica and is one of the most outstanding of the 320 species of humming birds. The feathers of these birds are the most beautiful in the entire bird population. There are folksongs and stories about this bird. Do you know any of these folksongs or stories? Your parents or grandparents should be able to help you with this.

THE NATIONAL FRUIT is the ackee. It is not indigenous to Jamaica but has been a part of our history. It was originally originated from West Africa, probably brought here on a slave ship, and now grows all over the country. It has become one of the crops that is exported to countries where many Jamaicans now live. Jamaicans were the first people to use it as food. But now the plant has been introduced into most of the other Caribbean islands where it is known by different names.

THE NATIONAL FLOWER is the lignum vitae flower and it is indigenous to Jamaica. People outside of Jamaica did not know about this flower until plants were taken from Jamaica to England in 1793 by Captain William Bligh. One of the earliest local growers of the tree was Dr Thomas Clarke who introduced it to the eastern parishes in 1778.

THE NATIONAL TREE: The National Tree is the Blue Mahoe. The tree got its name because of the colour of some parts of the wood. The wood is used to make furniture, bowls, utensils, and coasters which are popular with visitors to the country.

 

 

Credits

(n.d.). Retrieved November 6, 2019, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=      hsCbNIvMzk&feature=youtu.be.

Hayes, R. J. (1972). Around you: a social studies book. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman.

Jamaican Flag - Jamaican National Symbol. (n.d.). Retrieved from   https://jis.gov.jm/information/symbols/jamaica-national-flag/.

Mantock, E., Fendall, T., & Eastland, C. (2014). Jamaica primary social studies. London:  Macmillan.

Powell, Beverly I. (2005). The New Integrated Approach Social Studies Book. PST Central         Publishers.

 

Teacher Page

LESSON OBJECTIVES

  1. Cognitive Objective- The student will be able to build on prior knowledge about the National Symbols of Jamaica.
    b. Affective Objective- The student will be able to share their feelings about these symbols by writing journals.
    c. Psychomotor Objective- The student will be able to draw and colour these symbols concluding the lesson.

The following are the lesson objectives used to create this webquest:

  1. What is the significance of the national symbols?
  2. How important are these national symbols to us as Jamaicans.
  3. How do we care for our national symbol, namely the flag?