Wednesday, May 8, 2019

When I started this project, I thought it would be a good idea to make a “script with props” for a Flag Day program. When I got into researching the American flag, I found so much fascinating information that I couldn’t keep the product small. I just had to include it all! (Believe me, I did eliminate a lot too)I could envision a colorful and interesting Flag Day presentation given by 4th, 5th, or 6th graders using the materials in this product. Once the pages are printed out, the students are the ones that do the rest of the “prepping” for the show. If you want to use this solely as a classroom activity, all you have to do is print out the pages.
There are 29 flags to color by number (not all are red, white, and blue). The flags range from pre Revolutionary times to the present. Each flag is presented in chronological order
and comes with a snippet of our country’s history.
If you do the Flag Day program, there are probably enough flag pages so that each student can have their own “flag” to color, study, and present. I would suggest that the text (historical information) is glued or stapled onto the back of the flag page so that the presenter is holding the flag picture to face the audience and reads aloud the information on the back. Most flags have a page or paragraph of information each. There are a few with 2 pages. In those cases, I would assign 2 readers. You don’t have to include all of the
flags for the presentation if you have limited time in the show. Choose the ones that you think are most important. (that will be a tough job)
Being that May seems to be a “launching pad” for a series of patriotic holidays, you can have the class do one flag per day in chronological order. This is a nice end of the year project as you count down to the end of the school year. End with a bang! Detailed instructions on how to make fireworks decorations from recycled old magazines are

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