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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?
Learners 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.
For this online interactive country flag quiz worksheet, 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 learners 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
Young scholars 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. Young scholars recreate the flags and share their findings with their classmates.
Students 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.
Young scholars 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.
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 explore U.S. history by creating a poster presentation in class. In this World War II lesson, students complete a pre-test about World War II battles. Students collaborate in small groups to create a poster based on a specific WWII battle which they discuss and present to the class.
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 instructional activity, students investigate how to access information using the World Book. Students develop skills to access online encyclopedia information.
Middle schoolers research global warming on the Internet. In this climate change activity, students visit the UNICEF website and read assigned text which details the impact of humans on the planet. Middle schoolers discuss how the warming of the Earth can affect world hunger and poverty.
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 plan, students incorporate every department in their school in a celebration. Students produce multimedia presentations, play games, and fly the flags of nations represented.
For this world geography worksheet, 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 worksheet 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 plan, 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.
Students investigate the demographics and team history of some of the countries participating in the 2002 World Cup soccer tournament.

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