ERIC Number: ED239931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
[Patriotism and the American Flag. Articles Compiled from Nine Issues of "Instructor" and "Grade Teacher Magazines.]
San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA. SMERC Information Center.
Materials and activities for teaching about patriotism, the American flag, and the Pledge of Allegiance are offered in this compilation of articles taken from issues of "Grade Teacher" (Feb. 1952, Jun. 1954, Feb. 1958, Jun. 1960, Jun. 1962, Sep. 1971), and "Instructor" (Jun. 1962, Feb. 1975, Feb. 1983), magazines. The activities include learning about colonial life, the first patriots, America's black heritage, the 50 states, and local history. Ideas for role playing patriotic themes, a patriotic play about past presidents, and information about the campaign to restore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are also given. Two articles contain ideas for teaching the history and the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance, and two units on the study of the American flag are outlined. Further materials provide information on the history of the flag and proper flag ritual. A short play about the flag, two poems, and one song are also included in this compilation. (JH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA. SMERC Information Center.