The American Flag

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Grade Level
Kindergarten
Subject
Social Studies
Length of Time
1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minute
Description

To teach students the what the stars and stripes on the American flag represent.

Goals

Students will learn how many stars and stripes are on the American flag and what each represents.

Materials Needed

White construction or art paper.
7 stripes of red construction paper.
6 stripes of white construction paper.
50 star stickers.
Glue.
A copy of "The Story of the American Flag," by John Herman.
A large American flag to display in the classroom.

Procedure

Read the book, "The Story of the American Flag," to students.
Explain that each star on the American flag represents a state, of which there are 50.
Have students cut red and white stripes from construction paper.
Have students assemble the stripes of red and white construction paper and the star stickers to make a small American flag.
Pair off students to coach each other on what the American flag represents.
Be sure that each student understands what the American flag represents.
Observe students as they work and interact.
Ask each student to present to the class what the American flag means to them.

Grading

Students will be graded on cooperation and participation in the project. A small reward may be given, or a sticker and a comment may be placed on the back of their American flag.

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