Statue of Liberty Informational Text



Our Statue of Liberty Informational Text resource will support you in researching and writing a structured text about this iconic statue.

The Statue of Liberty is iconic, it was a gift to America that has a huge significance on the culture of this nation. These tasks will provide background information and support to write a factual informational text with facts, planners and a rubric.

This pack includes the following –
  • Each section has detailed instructions
  • KWHL on the Statue of Liberty – Color and black/white versions
  • This will assist in assessing what your grade knows and help when writing the Information Text
  • Fact Cards – These cards can be used as; discussion starters, display these facts about the Statue of Liberty discuss what they mean, and used as starters for the Information Text and to help build the paragraphs
  • Photos – These photos are to be used to assist in writing the text. Print off and display around the finished Information Text
  • Writing Planner – There is a rubric to discuss with the students before you start. The planner will help to record keywords. There are two writing sheets to choose from. There is an image to attach to the finished piece.
Learn how to explore the Statue of Liberty and craft an Informative Text

The Statue of Liberty, standing tall in New York Harbor, is more than just a colossal sculpture; it is a symbol of freedom, democracy, and hope for millions of people around the world. As educators, introducing students to the history, symbolism, and significance of this iconic monument is a wonderful way to ignite their curiosity and deepen their understanding of American history and values. In this blog post, we’ll embark on a journey to explore the Statue of Liberty and guide students in writing an informative text about this remarkable symbol.

Unveiling the Statue of Liberty and understanding the history

Before diving into the process of writing an informative text, it’s essential to provide some background information about the Statue of Liberty:

  1. Origins: Explain that the Statue of Liberty, also known as “Liberty Enlightening the World,” was a gift from the people of France to the United States to commemorate the centennial of American independence and symbolize the enduring friendship between the two nations.
  2. Design and Construction: Discuss the statue’s design by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its construction, which involved the assembly of the statue’s copper pieces in France before being transported to the United States.
  3. Symbolism: Explore the various symbols represented by the statue, such as the torch of enlightenment, the tablet of law, and the broken chains at her feet, symbolizing freedom from oppression.

Exploring Liberty

Visual Resources

Utilize images, videos, and virtual tours to provide students with a vivid visual representation of the statue and its surroundings.

Historical Context

Place the Statue of Liberty within the context of American history, discussing the late 19th century and the wave of immigration to the United States.

Interactive Activities

Engage students with hands-on activities, such as creating their own mini Statues of Liberty from art supplies or researching the stories of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island.

Writing an Informative Text about the Statue of Liberty

After teaching about the Statue of Liberty, guide your students in crafting an informative text that encapsulates what they’ve learned. Here’s a step-by-step approach:

  1. Topic Selection: Encourage students to choose a specific aspect of the Statue of Liberty, such as its history, symbolism, or the process of its construction.
  2. Research: Instruct students to gather information from credible sources, such as books, articles, and official National Park Service publications.
  3. Outline: Have students create an outline for their text, organizing their ideas logically. This will serve as a roadmap for their writing.
  4. Introduction: Teach them how to write a captivating introduction that introduces the topic and grabs the reader’s attention.
  5. Body: Guide students in presenting key information about their chosen aspect of the Statue of Liberty. Encourage them to use facts, historical anecdotes, and quotes to support their points.
  6. Visuals: Encourage the use of visuals like images and diagrams to enhance understanding.
  7. Conclusion: Show them how to summarize the main points and reiterate the significance of the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of freedom and hope.
  8. Citing Sources: Emphasize the importance of proper citations to give credit to their sources and avoid plagiarism.
  9. Editing and Proofreading: Stress the need for revising and editing their work for clarity, grammar, and spelling.
  10. Presentation: Have students share their informative texts with the class through presentations or written reports.

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