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Our American Flag
Students complete an American flag activity. In this United States flag lesson, students write and illustrate a story about the creation of the American flag for a second grade class.
The Heritage Project
Writers create several interesting and informative pieces related to their family history. They assemble those pieces together in an attractive display. Students use reference material to locate flags from each country in their family background.
Love It or Leave It?
Learners identify flags by country, then research the symbolism and history of those flags in preparation for writing and delivering oral presentations. For homework, they write essays reflecting on the relationship between flags, anthems and patriotism.
Alabama Patriotic Symbols
Young scholars research the flag, seal, tree, bird, and flower of the state of Alabama. They analyze and discuss each of the symbols as a class, listen to the story "Y is for Yellowhammer," explore various websites, and design a flag for Alabama that reflects what they have learned about the state symbols.
Introduction to Symbolism
Your young readers might know that the stars on the American flag symbolize the fifty states, but what symbols best represent who your students are as people? Use this SMART board presentation to guide learners through an activity about symbolism and figurative language. For homework (or classwork, if you'd prefer), they can complete their own flags with images that symbolize their personality, identity, and interests. This could be a great "back to school" activity.
In this Betsy Ross activity, students read a 2 page article on Betsy Ross, answer 6 facts about Betsy Ross with multiple choice answers and answer 4 short answer questions.
Flags as Tools to Share Identity
Students compare flags, locate states on map with flag picture or miniature. Read a newspaper article outlining five vexillology standards for rating flags. They develop a personal flag with an essay interpreting their flag to the reader.
The Heritage Project
Students explore different cultures. In this cultural lesson, students present interesting facts about their family history. Students research flags from different countries. Students also have a cultural day involving parents to share different foods and share pictures.
Stars and Bars Forever?
Learners investigate icons, monuments and places that serve as symbols of American history, assessing how and why the meanings of these historic symbols evolve through time to acquire new or different significance.
Kentucky State Flag
Are your fifth graders studying the U.S. states right now? Use this slideshow to test their knowledge of state flags. In this PowerPoint, the Kentucky state flag his hidden beneath blocks of color; each slide slowly uncovers it. Tip: Use as a template for more state flags!
Olympics (World Celebrations)
Students recognize the meanings and symbolism of the Olympic Flag and Torch and apply this to their own feelings of the classroom by creating their own symbol/flag to represent these feelings.
Symbols of Freedom
Students display knowledge of historical facts regarding the American Flag as they use creative writing skills.
Cultures Around the World
Students examine the types of celebrations around the world. They create pictures of animals speaking another language than their own and draw flags of countries around the world. They also retell a folktale to their classmates.
Happy Birthday America!
Students examine the United States flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Fourth of July. They create five-pointed stars, listen to stories about Betsy Ross and Paul Revere, and sing various patriotic songs.
Pupils recognize and use the word "symbol" and create a glyph using symbols about themselves. The reverse of the Texas quarter serves as inspiration for this activity.
The Roots of Our Rights
Students examine the Preamble to the Constitution. In this government activity, students read the Preamble of the Constitution and define the meaning of unknown words. Students write about examples of how the Constitution protects our rights.
First graders investigate flags and their meaning. In this flag lesson, 1st graders explore the flags of states that grow rice. Students understand that flags have meaning and match flags to their states.
The Pledge of Allegiance
Students explore U.S. history by identifying American symbolism. In this American Flag lesson, students read the poem "The Flag" by M. Hubbard and define the symbolism of the colors and stripes within the U.S. flag. Students read and analyze "The Pledge of Allegiance" as well.
Have your class learn about Texas and the uses of a glyph. After listening to stories about Texas, they identify state symbols and engage in a glyph activity.
Pledging the Texas Flag
Students examine the symbols of the Texas state flag and describe what the symbols represent. They learn the Texas state pledge of allegiance and describe the meaning and symbolism incorporated in the Texas pledge and flag.