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Young historians explore US culture by investigating the US flag. They will use their textbooks, prior knowledge, and sources provided by the teacher to research the history of the American flag. They will design and create a trading card with the American flag as the subject after seeing other depictions of the flag. Additional trading cards can be created with other historical symbols or figures to make a deck of trading cards for the classroom.
Escort your class to the parking lot to compare a toy truck or car (with the scale marked) with a real version to illustrate ratios and proportion in action. Teams take on the following task: create an American flag large enough to cover a football field, with all design elements (length, width, stars, stripes, stars box, etc.) in proportion. Resource is designed for use with TI-15 calculators, but can easily be managed by hand as well.
Learners explore patriotism by examining the U.S. Flag. In this National history lesson, students sing the Star Spangled Banner together and complete a U.S. Flag coloring page. Learners view a map of the United States and discuss the thirteen stripes and 50 stars on the map.
Learners explore the history and changes in the U.S. flag. For this cross curriculum U.S. history and math problem solving lesson, students view websites that depict the changes and reasons for the number of stars on the U.S. flag. Learners solve word problems based on the stars, and complete a bar graph representing this information.
Young historians take a look at the history of the Arkansas state flag. Pupils color, cut, and paste together their own versions of the flag. They learn about the meaning of the flag's colors, and what the various symbols on the flag represent. This fine lesson also delves into the history of Arkansas statehood.