for Flag Day
students will write a description of a flag.
- The United States Flag (or
any other flag.) Pictures of flags may be used
as well. Refer to the following web sites: Flags,
Flags, or Flags
Of The World. If the class will be doing
this project individually, have enough pictures of
flags so there is one per student. If you do not
have a color printer, print out the coloring pages of
flags at the following link, Coloring
Book Of Flags. Show the students the color picture
of their flag and have them quickly fill in the colors
before writing their descriptions.
- Writing Utensils
- Chart Paper or Blackboard
(if done as a whole class)
- Decide whether the whole
class will participate in writing a description, or if
the students will do so individually.
- Have the students study
the flag they will be describing in their
writing. This will be done by either having the
entire class view the one flag they will be
describing, or by handing out pictures of various
flags to each individual student. What colors
are in the flag? What symbols are used?
Where are the colors and symbols placed in the
flag? How would the students write a description
of the flag for someone who cannot see it? If
this project is being done as a whole class, record
their descriptive sentences on chart paper.
- If older students are
doing this project individually, have them keep their
flag picture a secret. Once their descriptions
are written, display the flag pictures for all the
students to view. Then each student may read
their description while the rest of the class tries to
match the description with the picture.
- As an alternative to the
above lesson. Combine the Language Arts lesson
with the Art
Lesson. Have the students write a
description of the flag they have created during the
art lesson. They may want to include a
description of the process of creating their flag and
what any of the symbols mean.
- Have a lesson on symbols
and what they mean. Discuss the different
symbols used in the American Flag. Relate this
to symbols used in written language. What do the
different punctuation marks mean- . , ? !
- Read the Pledge of
Allegiance. Make a list of the unknown words and
look up their definitions. If desired use the Pledge
of Allegiance Worksheet. (Most appropriate
for older students.)
- Have the students complete
the thought "When I see our country's flag, I
- Have a phonics lesson on
the fl- blend.
- Learn how to sign the
Pledge of Allegiance. Use the following link for