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Students write a description of a flag. In this Reading/Vocabulary/Writing/Arts lesson, students begin by studying their flag - colors, symbols, etc. Additionally, students record their descriptive sentence on paper. Once descriptions are written, the class reads the descriptions and match the flag to the correct description.
Students discover the meaning and symbolism behind the American flag. In this lesson on National symbols, students design a flag for their school, explain the symbolism they used, and distinguish the elements that constitute the US Flag. Students then research the Federal Flag Code and how that has shaped the meaning and usage of the US Flag.
Sixth graders examine the importance of flags throughout the world. Examining different countries, they determine the geographical and historical contributions in the past and modern times. They compare and contrast the flags of five different countries and organize their information into a database.
Use Flag Day as a learning opportunity for your classroom. Collect a variety of books and other resources on the subject of the U.S. flag. Have pupils conduct independent research at home and come to class prepared to share some fun facts about the flag. Or conduct a debate: Who really designed the U.S. flag? Any of these ideas would make fun social studies activities that could use as much or as little time as you want.
Students read You're a Grand Old Flag as well as other provided books about flags. In this flag instructional activity, students cut, decorate and bake cookies as flags, practice the letter f, the number 4, the rectangle shape and use the color white. Students draw a flag design of their choice, learn a song about flags and complete a math activity.