The Give Me Liberty! Program

The “Give Me Liberty!” award is a state-wide program for fifth graders in Utah.  It is a patriotic program that seeks to familiarize students with some of the symbols, songs, and important documents four our state and country.  There are twenty different requirements that can be passed off to 5th grade teachers and/or parents.  This is not a mandatory or graded assignment, but an opportunity for students to learn more about their state and country.

There are three different levels or awards that students can reach as they complete the requirements of the Give Me Liberty program.

The Bronze level is awarded to students who complete five or more of the 15 primary requirements (found on page 2 of the GML booklet).

The Silver level is awarded to students completing ten or more of those requirements.

The Gold level is award to students who complete all 15 requirements.  If a student completes three or more of the optional requirements (found on page 3 of the booklet) in addition to all 15 requirements are awarded a patriotic t-shirt in addition to the gold medal award.

Requirements:

  1. Recite: A line from the Declaration fo Independence
  2. Recite: The symbols of the United States
  3. Recite: The symbols of “Old Glory”
  4. Recite: The symbols of the state of Utah
  5. Recite or Sing: Utah… This is the place!
  6. Recite: The preamble to the Constitution
  7. Locate: The U.S.A., all continents and oceans
  8. Locate: The major U.S. rivers
  9. Recite/Sing: The Star Spangled Banner
  10. Write: The Pledge of Allegiance
  11. Sign: The Pledge of Allegiance
  12. Locate & Name: The 50 States
  13. Locate & Name: The 50 States’ capitals
  14. Recite: The Gettysburg Address
  15. Answer Questions about our Presidents

At the conclusion of the school year there will be an assembly the 5th graders run to show their parents as well as the 4th graders what they have learned.  They will recite various requirements from memory, conduct a flag ceremony, and receive the awards they earned during the school year. 

GIVE ME LIBERTY RESOURCES

Please refer to The Give Me Liberty Award Booklet for details/exact requirements

1. Recite: A line from the Declaration of Independence

2. Recite: The symbols of the United States

  • See Booklet

3. Recite: The symbols of “Old Glory”

  • See Booklet

4. Recite: The symbols of the state of Utah

  • See Booklet

5. Recite/Sing: “Utah . . . This is the place!” song

Video: Song & Lyrics

6. Recite: The preamble to the Constitution

Text: See Booklet, or

https://susandayley.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/preamble_large.jpg

Video: Background & Song (School House Rock)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHp7sMqPL0g

 7. Locate: The U.S.A., all continents, and oceans

See Booklet

 8. Locate: The major U.S. rivers

See Booklet

 9. Recite/Sing: The Star-Spangled Banner (1st verse)

Video: Song & Lyrics:

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=star+spangled+banner+you+tube+with+lyrics#id=53&vid=3ca7d909999099994cbb39ad115010d2&action=view

Video: Performance track (no singing)

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=star+spangled+banner+you+tube+with+lyrics#id=50&vid=55efd963a1af72f7d1efb2de1926b018&action=view

 10. Write: The Pledge of Allegiance (perfectly)

See Booklet

 11. Sign: The Pledge of Allegiance

See Booklet

12. Locate & Name: The 50 States

Video: Fifty Nifty United States Song (by Ray Charles)

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=Awr46ufD96Vdm1oAWAs0nIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTBncGdyMzQ0BHNlYwNzZWFyY2gEdnRpZAM-;_ylc=X1MDMTM1MTE5NTcwMARfcgMyBGFjdG4DY2xrBGNzcmNwdmlkA0JRWEtrakV3TGpJeGE0Vk1XYlNEN2dROE9UWXVOZ0FBQUFDMzJjNGYEZnIDeWhzLUxrcnktU0YwMQRmcjIDc2EtZ3AEZ3ByaWQDSWhVdTRtMTNRN1doeFNXNko1S1ltQQRuX3JzbHQDNjAEbl9zdWdnAzEwBG9yaWdpbgN2aWRlby5zZWFyY2gueWFob28uY29tBHBvcwMwBHBxc3RyAwRwcXN0cmwDBHFzdHJsAzM4BHF1ZXJ5A2ZpZnR5JTIwbmlmdHklMjB1bml0ZWQlMjBzdGF0ZXMlMjBzb25nBHRfc3RtcAMxNTcxMTU3OTgx?p=fifty+nifty+united+states+song&ei=UTF-8&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Av%2Cm%3Asa&fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry#id=9&vid=aa147ab90a5f467722bfd5da0d87f3f1&action=view

Memorization helps

https://www.theologetics.com/posts/2018/6/how-to-memorize-all-50-states-their-locations-and-their-capitals-in-one-hour

 13. Locate & Name: The 50 States’ capitals

Animaniacs Song

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=animaniacs+capital+song#id=1&vid=413259305ffda6d24e2f53b58db5a14c&action=click

14. Recite: The Gettysburg Address

Text

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Video: Song & Lyrics

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrVrN7L.qVdbx0A.gMPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–?p=Gettysburg+address+youtube+song&fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hspart=Lkry&hsimp=yhs-SF01#id=2&vid=40ae6c2d17a072b62c68719cd8659cb6&action=view

Video: Performance track (no singing)

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrVrN7L.qVdbx0A.gMPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–?p=Gettysburg+address+youtube+song&fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hspart=Lkry&hsimp=yhs-SF01#id=3&vid=a7af93362b4bbde06642bb51aaa380a8&action=view

 15. Answer: Questions about our Presidents (Big 5, plus 3 more)

See Booklet

A.Demonstrate folding the American Flag

See Booklet

B.Name & locate the original 13 colonies

See Booklet

C.Name the presidents on Mount Rushmore

See Booklet

D.Recite/Sing: Four American Patriotic Songs

See Booklet

E.Recite: “The Bill of Rights” rap

See Booklet