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Include this presentation in your social studies lesson about world flags. Each slide contains a vivid illustration of a flag and its country. The slides are organized in alphabetical order. Designed for an ESL class, the slides would work for any class setting. You could use this slide show as a game in your class - who can guess the most flags in the shortest amount of time?
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.
In this online interactive country flag quiz learning exercise, students examine the 20 pictured country flags and try to name all of the countries represented in 4 minutes.
Students are introduced to the symbolism of the flag of the United States of American. They identify flag components, history, etiquette and lore. They also use constrution paper to make a flag and discuss the Pledge of Allegiance.
Exactly how fair is the World Cup? Even though all teams have the same number of players and follow the same rules, there are other factors that come into play. This series of three lessons explores the impact that income inequality, both between and within countries, has on this international competition. Using fractions, percents, ratios, decimals, and graphic displays students compare income data for countries competing in the World Cup in order to draw conclusions about the fairness of soccer (football). This is a great interdisciplinary resource that brings together topics in math and social studies in a context that is engaging to young learners
Learners determine the symbolism of Latin American flags. In this Latin America lesson, students research the cultures and histories of countries as well as the history behind their flags. Learners recreate the flags and share their findings with their classmates.
Learners research the role played and contributions made by African American soldiers during World War I. They discuss the evolution of civil rights in America's history, and the progress that has been made in the last 100 years.
Eleventh graders reconsider the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I through the lens of archival documents.
Students create their own flag with symbols and colors that each have specific meanings. In this flags lesson plan, students review the American Flag and what the symbols and colors of it mean.
Young scholars write a description of a flag. In this Reading/Vocabulary/Writing/Arts instructional activity, students begin by studying their flag - colors, symbols, etc. Additionally, young scholars record their descriptive sentence on paper. Once descriptions are written, the class reads the descriptions and match the flag to the correct description. 
Students reconsider the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I through the lens of archival documents.
Students explore the World Book. In this World Book for Kids lesson, students investigate how to access information using the World Book. Students develop skills to access online encyclopedia information.
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.
Students celebrate cultural diversity. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students incorporate every department in their school in a celebration. Students produce multimedia presentations, play games, and fly the flags of nations represented.
In this world geography instructional activity, students use words that are listed in a work bank at the top of the page to both describe and draw flags of the world. They describe 12 of the flags using words, and listen to directions to draw 12 of the flags. This instructional activity gives two copies of the same page.
Students explore the impact of world events on past Olympics as a springboard for understanding the cultural, political, and social climate surrounding the 2002 Winter Olympics after the events of September 11, 2001.
Students read You're a Grand Old Flag as well as other provided books about flags. In this flag lesson, 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.
Learners investigate the demographics and team history of some of the countries participating in the 2002 World Cup soccer tournament.
Learners create an Olympic flag. In this Olympic flag lesson, students color the rings according to the directions, cut them out and arrange them correctly.
World heritage sites can be found around the globe. Many of these sites are noted for their importance in representing culture and location. Each activity included in this resource focuses on latitude/longitude, map skills, finding locations with coordinates, and discussing the importance of historic site preservation. The lesson includes a video, web links, and several handouts, as well as vocabulary and teaching notes. 

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