Other lesson ideas:

*How to Read a Newspaper (Teachers:  Papers are free the day afterward and can be picked up at any area store that sells them!)
*What Symbols Mean:  Uncle Sam stands for the U.S. (same initials), what about other symbols that represent political parties, countries, etc.?  Now we use Memes and other methods of getting today's symbols out to a culture that created them and understand them.
*Enter the Caption Contest at the Old State Capitol:  Students can fill out cartoon bubbles with an Old State Capitol theme within the exhibit or use these templates on-line and e-mail them to us.  Choose a template and add your own caption.  One has three symbolic birds (Can you identify what they represent?) Winners will be announced at the end of the exhibition run.
Click below for cartoon templates: