Social Studies - 2019-20

1.12 - Symbols and Traditional Practices of Virginia

The student will recognize the symbols and traditional practices that honor the Commonwealth of Virginia by

a) identifying the Virginia flag, state capitol building, state bird, and state flower; and

b) describing why people have symbols and traditions.

Adopted: 2015


I can show pride and patriotism in my state through patriotic activities

Symbols and traditions help me make connections with people and events in the past and in other places


Patriotic symbols and traditions honor the people and the history of Virginia.


Terms to know

  • symbol: A picture or thing that stands for something else
  • tradition: A custom or belief that is practiced or observed over a long period of time
  • patriotic: Showing respect for and love of country and state

Patriotic symbols of the Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Virginia flag
  • State capitol building located in Richmond
  • Cardinal (the state bird)
  • Dogwood (the state flower)

People use patriotic symbols and traditions to honor the people and the history of Virginia.

A tradition is a way of doing things that can be passed down from adults to children.


Updated: May 25, 2018