Young Patriots Club wishes to express our gratitude to American heroes with songs, poems, and words. Thank you so much to all who have served!
Mrs. Dueker and Snickers have made these teaching videos together. They pray that you know you have a God who created you, loves you, sent Jesus to die for you, and has eternal life waiting for you (John 3:16)! They also want to know that many Americans have also sacrificed so that you can live in a free country. We hope these videos give you a new way to show your gratitude to God and to the heroes of our country!
Young Patriots Club thanks our veterans and servicemen and women who have paid the price for our freedom. We honor you and we thank you.
Not Too Young - Military, as taught by author and elementary teacher, Julie Dueker
When children recite this poem from their hearts, it touches the hearts of our country's veterans. The simple, sweet words of gratitude are easy to learn, and the sign language conveys the meaning beautifully. This would be a great piece for a group of children to perform at a Veterans Day program!
Not Too Young - Police
I wrote this poem for children to share with police officers. It's easy to teach and children learn it quickly. I wrote it not long after hearing about two of our own officers ambushed in the Des Moines area. This is my way of thanking our police for protecting our communities at their own risks.
Not Too Young - Fire Fighters
Written for children to perform for fire fighters - I pray this poem gives your family or classroom say a special thank you to your local fire fighters.
God Bless America
A favorite at any patriotic program, God Bless America makes a wonderful closing prayer. This video can help you learn the sign language for the chorus.
God Bless the USA
Children are always excited to sing and sign the chorus of Lee Greenwood's God Bless the U.S.A.
Think of Me (Choruses)
Think of Me is a ten-verse poem filled with the promises and love of God for our veterans and servicemen and women. It has two choruses that are easily taught and caught. Here is the sign language to those two choruses.
Think of Me (Instructional)
Here is a step-by-step instructional video on how to learn the sign language for the choruses of Think of Me.
The Declaration of Independence
Reading and discussing the Declaration of Independence frequently will cause students to memorize this great American treasure.
The American's Creed
My students have recited this creed written by William Tyler Page in between the first and third verses of America the Beautiful with instrumentation playing the tune of America during the recitation. It's very powerful! Freedom, equality, justice, and humanity are on large signs that my children hold up when those words are spoken. This is a neat piece for any patriotic program.
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Filled with rich phrases capturing the essence of a hero, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is an excellent teaching piece, even for elementary students. This sign language helps children remember the words and phrases of the piece, and helps express the depth of the meaning, too.
I Have A Dream
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be one of the greatest men in American history. As the wise voice of the Civil Rights Movement, Rev. Dr. King changed the world, and his most famous speech perfectly encaspulates the vision of the future he was fighting for.
To God Be the Glory
This song by Fanny J. Crosby and William H. Doane shares the Gospel beautifully, in a way that reminds us all that God's grace really is amazing! Please pardon the many imperfections as I share this sign language with you.
For unto us a child is born...
These are key verses for anyone to learn around Christmas time, because they explain who Christ is and why He was born.
The lessons from Romans 12:9-12 are always worth hearing and dwelling on, because they are relevant to our daily lives. These are wonderful verses for teaching about loving God and others!
Romans 12:9-13 are the theme verses for Lee Valley Ranch. I taught them to campers as I gave them their camp tours. The faith of Dick and Cynthia Borrud, owners of Lee Valley, have had a deep impact on my life. Their lives are the picture of sacrificial living. They've given their lives to serve Jesus, whose entire life, death, and resurrection was a sacrifice of love for all of us.