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Third graders create flags from plain white paper as well as colored sheets of construction paper for a certain country. They then talk about the country that they made the flag for in detail. Students write a short report on the country they chose and their flags. A parade of flags commence.
Students explore the meaning of the symbols and colors on the Maine state flag. They investigate the history of its design. They print out copies of the flag and color them.
First graders develop an understanding of the importance of the flag. In this flag lesson, 1st graders research the history of the flag. Students understanding of how the flag fosters pride in Americans. Students research the first flag. Students construct a flag of their own and answer math questions about the flag.
A very clever marriage of social studies and math is offered in this presentation. Young mathematicians look at slides of a variety of flags of the world and try to find the line of symmetry in each. A clever way to practice symmetry!
Students write a description of a flag. In this writing instructional activity, students pick a flag and write a description of it. Students should include colors and symbols present on the flag. Students share their descriptions and the class must decide which flag they are describing.
Students complete a web quest to research the American flag. In this American flag lesson, students research the American flag, its history, etiquette, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Students then write a booklet with the information.
Model a simple state report presentation using this resource. While just a list of a few of Texas' state symbols, with a brief description, this series of slides could serve as an example for individual or group projects. It could also be used as a discussion starter.
Here is a fabulous lesson around the theme of family histories. The Heritage Day project is outlined here for you. It is a chance for learners to share and celebrate their background and heritage with their classmates. There are terrific worksheets embedded in the plan, and the activities suggested are wonderful. This would be a fine lesson to get into with your class, and it should be a hit with the parents as well!
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.
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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
Students 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.
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.
Students participate in a variety of activities such as reading related literature, identifying symbols, and examining flags in order to reinforce the importance of patriotic symbols and how they represent our country or states.
Students display knowledge of historical facts regarding the American Flag as they use creative writing skills.
Learners 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.
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.