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An activity designed to teach 5th graders about flags, symbolism, and self-expression.

Lisa DiViccaro

on 12 September 2011

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Transcript of FLAG DAY FUN!

FLAG DAY FUN The American Flag What do you see when you look at it?

What is the history of the flag?

How has it changed?

What does the flag symbolize?

Flag Examples Create Your Own Flag What is your favorite color?
What are your aspirations?
What are your hobbies and interests?
The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!!!!!! 1776 2011 Betsy Ross is believed to have sewn
the first official American flag The first American flag had:
13 stripes alternating RED and WHITE
13 WHITE stars on a BLUE background 1818 Congress passed legislation fixing the number of stripes
at 13 and requiring that the number of stars equal the
number of states. Each new star was to be added on
the 4th of July following the state's entry into the Union. 1949 President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress
that required the observance of Flag Day and for the
display of the flag on all federal government buildings.
Flag Day is JUNE 14th 1960 The 50th star was added on July 4th
after Hawaii became the 50th State. FUN FLAG FACTS White symbolizes purity and innocence
Red symbolizes hardiness and valor
Blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance and justice
The stars symbolize each State
The number of stripes symbolizes the colonies How are these flags different from the US Flag?
How are they similar?
Can you find examples of symbolism in these flags? Vexillology is the scholarly study of flags

The American flag was designed by an 18 year old student who received a B- for his efforts. When his design was chosen his grade was changed to an A after he challenged his orginial grade.

The US Flag has several nicknames: Old Glory, Stars and Stripes, and the Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner is also the name of our National Anthem.
American Flag Timeline 5th Grade Flag Activity What is SYMBOLISM? The use of symbols to represent something. The American flag uses colors, stripes, and stars as symbols. Create a Class Flag What will others see when they look at our class flag?
What symbols will we use to represent our class? Today the flag is flown proudly in all Government buildings and many private residences. The American flag symbolizes patriotism and respect for America.
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