Lesson Plan

A Classroom of Flags

Patriotism will abound as students learn more about the United States. After learning about its history, students will soon be seeing American flags everywhere with this lesson!
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Learning Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify and describe key symbolic elements found on the American Flag.


(10 minutes)
  • 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.