Flags Teacher Resources
Patterns, symbols, modern meanings, and historical origins...discover a collection of state flag resources that would make Betsy Ross proud.
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Each country and state has it very own unique flag. Learners choose and examine a flag from one country in regard to the symbolism represented in its design. They then use symbolism to create a flag that represents them, their community, or classroom.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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.
7th English Language Arts
American Flag History
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.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts
Love It or Leave It?
Students 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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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.
5th - 8th Math
The United States Flag
For this social studies worksheet, students color a picture of the United States flag. They answer 5 questions about the flag including identifying the number of stars and stripes and the colors, and telling what the stars and stripe represent.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
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.
5th Social Studies & History
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
You've Got Rights!
If aliens invaders nearly destroy the world in the distant future and leaders must decide on a pamphlet of protections to preserve individual rights, what should they include? Introduce the Bill of Rights and the struggle between the Federalists and Anti-federalists in the earliest stages of the United States with these activities and well-designed worksheets.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review The Geography Toolkit
If you're preparing to teach geography to your young learners, you'll definitely want to keep this resource handy. The toolkit contains 165 pages of a wide range of handouts and informational text to support incorporate geographic inquiry into your lessons, covering such topics as map projections and interpretations, geographic information systems, place narratives, and map analysis.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Alabama Patriotic Symbols
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
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.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
The Acadian Flag of Louisiana
While short, this resource could be used as a template for individual reports about a state flag. This presentation focuses on the Acadian flag of Louisiana. It could be used in conjunction with a discussion of a state report and augmented to include more information.
5th Social Studies & History
Roles & Powers of the President
Here is a fantastic, comprehensive resource on the roles and powers assigned to the president of the United States. It includes several critical thinking exercises and engaging activities, from cartoon analysis and the opportunity to design a classified newspaper ad seeking a new president to a rousing game of Two Truths and a Lie!
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable