In 1776, George Washington

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Nov 10, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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1. The Question

In 1776, George Washington
asked Betsy Ross to design
the first flag for the
country. Now in 2007, the
president has asked for
someone to design a new
flag for the 21st century.


What could a new 2007
American flag look like?






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These materials are © 2007 G. Madore, Charlton Street School, all rights reserved.

2. Information Sources


Use the websites listed on
slide #3 to find out all
about the history of the
flag and what the stars,
stripes and colors
represent.


You can also use library
books to help you obtain
more information.







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3. The Student

Activity

Visit the sites below. Find out why the flag
has 13 stripes, 50 stars and why the colors
are red, white and blue.


Then get a piece of white drawing paper.
Design and color a 2007 American flag
using what you learned.



Flag of the United States



The American Flag



Flag Timeline: 1776
-
2007



History of the American Flag



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4. The Assessment Activity

Now that you have gathered all your information and
have designed your flag, write a paragraph
describing your flag. Then display your flag and
paragraph for everyone to see.





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* Remember to include a topic sentence, at
least 3 describing sentences and a closing
sentence.


5. Enrichment Activities




How to display the flag



How to fold the flag



Color printout of the
flag



Flag Jigsaw Puzzle




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These materials are © 2007 G. Madore, Charlton Street School, all rights reserved.

Here are some other sites to explore about the
American flag. Have fun!

6. Teacher Support Materials

Grade 3 Learning Standards

Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework

3.10 Explain the meaning of the stars and stripes in the American flag,
and describe official procedures for the care and display of the flag.

Massachusetts

English Language Arts

Curriculum

Framework

19.11: Write brief summaries of information gathered through research.

19.12: Write a brief interpretation or explanation of a literary or
informational text using evidence from the text as support.

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These materials are © 2007 G. Madore, Charlton Street School, all rights reserved.