Fourth grade students complete the Patriot Challenge and Citizenship Test!

Long Description: The Patriot Challenge aligns with the fourth-grade students’ study of the American Revolutionary War. To compete in the challenge, students memorize excerpts from the following:
· Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
· Patrick Henry’s speech entitled Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!
· The Preamble to the Declaration of Independence
· The Preamble to the United States Constitution
· Four stanzas from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem Paul Revere’s Ride
The challenge began on February 26th and was completed by April 12th with most students completing the challenge in the first two weeks.

The Citizenship Test is a part of the fourth-grade Humanities curriculum. Students begin researching the answers to the 100 U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Citizenship Exam in early February. Students continued this research during homeroom and at times when other work was complete. For practice, students quizzed each other using flash cards and playing the “citizenship game.” On May 9th, the students took the Citizenship Test, which had 100 questions in a multiple-choice format. Every student scored at least 80% on the test, and a majority scored in the 95-100 range. One student earned a perfect score!

Congratulations to all the fourth-grade students for their passion, conviction, and persistence!

The link to the Citizenship Test is below. How well did you score?

2024 Citizenship Test
2500 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048-1823