Stars, Stripes and Symbols of America: Comparing Our Flag, Past and Present

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Your young historians will compare and contrast the details of the American flag today with an an image of the nation's flag from the post-Civil War era, and identify the flag's importance as a national symbol through analysis worksheets and discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This is a perfect resource for observing Flag Day or the Fourth of July with your pupils
  • As an extension activity, print the words to "The Star Spangled Banner" to have youngsters read, analyze, and recognize when it is played at future events
Pros

  • Includes simple analysis worksheet for analyzing other major national symbols (American flag, Statue of Liberty, etc.)
  • Links provided to images of several other primary sources for further analysis
Cons

  • None
Common Core