ERIC Number: ED404247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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What Is a Flag? User Guide for Grades K-6. My America: Building a Democracy Series.
Fier, Harriet, Ed.; And Others
This user guide helps students understand the story of the U.S. flag and the meaning of the stars, stripes, and colors. The focus is on students learning about flags, drawing individual state flags, and researching the meaning behind them; studying other countries flags; discussing the United Nations flag; researching and discussing the history of the U.S. flag and why it has changed over time. Goals for the students to attain are to become familiar with the democratic process, understand citizenship, build communication skills, recognize laws governing people and how voting matters, and realize how caring and commitment build community. A seven-item bibliography for children and five-item bibliography for teachers concludes the guide. (JAG)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Critical Thinking, Democracy, Elementary Education, Intermediate Grades, Social History, Social Studies, United States History
New Castle Communications, 229 King Street, Chappaqua, NY 10514 (available in English and Spanish).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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