Patriotic States

AP US Government and Politics

What is the most patriotic state in America?

AP US Government and Politics

Here’s the latest interactive map version of the most patriotic states.

Source: WalletHub
  1. How wrong was your prediction?

  2. What most surprises you about the map?

  3. Are you surprised by your state's patriotism ranking?

  4. Describe any interesting geographical trends you see in the map.

  5. Explain one of the map's interesting trends:

  6. How does patriotism differ from nationalism?

  7. How patriotic are you?

  8. What's the best thing about being patriotic?

  9. How do you think demographics such as and party affiliation impact levels of patriotism?*

  10. If we measured our entire nation's level of patriotism what color would it be?

  11. Do you think it's ironic that the most patriotic state was the one that seceded from the union to start the civil war?

  12. How patriotic do you think the United States is relative to other countries in the world?*

  13. Who do you think is the most patriotic person in America?

  14. Explain whether you think President Trump is patriotic.

  15. What do you think is the most patriotic animal?**

  16. In the comments section, write what a person from the most patriotic state would say to a person from the least patriotic state about why they should be patriotic?

  17. Bonus Question: what is the one state that could pass the citizenship test?

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Visual Extension*

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Statistic: Would you consider yourself very patriotic? | Statista
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Learning Extension

Read this Pew Research Center report on American Patriotism in 2017.

Action Extension

Draw a patriotism meter. Ask twenty five people how patriotic they are, put the average on your meter, & post your meter up in a public place.

Patriotic Animal Extension**

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