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7 Resources for Teaching Flag Day

Found In: arts, language arts, social studies, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

History of the Stars & Stripes

  1. Flag Day Celebrated
    A brief description of Flag Day for students in grades K-5 with images and audio files.
  2. Today in History: June 14th: Flag Day
    Text, images, songs, and links to additional resources for grades 6-12
  3. Our Flag ( PDF, 11.4 MB, 56 pgs.)
    A background resource with history and images of the flags of the United States and other historical flags, proportions and anatomy of the flag, flag laws and regulations, flag etiquette, images of state and territory flags, brief history of Flag Day, and more.
  4. Flag Timeline
    An illustrated timeline of flags for 1775 to a proposed flag with 51 stars.  

Lessons, Activities & Crafts

  1. Flag Day Thematic Unit - Flag Day Unit of Study
    Includes flag and other national symbol crafts, coloring pages, poetry, worksheets, word jumbles, and word search puzzles. Also recommends books.
  2. The Star-Spangled Banner < /li> Tells how the 1814 battle at Fort McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to write what became our national anthem. Includes history of the War of 1812, the making of the flag, the song, and symbols of the new nation. Interactives include a quiz and an exploration of details of the original Fort McHenry flag.
  3. The Truth About Betsy Ross Includes step-by-step instructions for creating a five-pointed star in a single snip.


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