At the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify and describe key symbolic elements found on the American Flag.
Call students together around the American flag, and lead them in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ask your class some questions to gauge what they know about the American flag. Great examples include: How many stripes are on the flag? Why? How many stars are on the flag? Why? Why do we pledge our allegiance to the flag?
After students have shared what they know, read Our Flag by Carl Memling aloud to the class.