ERIC Number: ED479774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Stars and Stripes Forever: Flag Facts for Flag Day. [Lesson Plan].
In this unit, students learn what a symbol is, and how this particular symbol--the American flag--is an important part of people's everyday lives. Learning the history of the flag will help instill in students respect for this national symbol and help them learn appropriate etiquette regarding the flag. Students will learn that other symbols of this country, such as the President and certain holidays, like Flag Day, are important as well. Students can also contribute symbols from their familial, ethnic, and national cultures to show the diversity of American society and its links to other parts of the world. The lesson: provides an introduction; cites subject areas, time required, and skills developed; gives learning objectives; poses guiding questions; discusses preparing to teach this lesson; presents suggested activities (Lesson 1. The American Flag: A Symbol of Our Country; Lesson 2. The History of the American Flag and Flag Day; Lesson 3. The Pledge of Allegiance); suggests activities for extending the lesson; lists selected Web sites; and addresses standards alignment. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Primary Education, Skill Development, Standards, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson_index.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A