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The American Flag : 

The American Flag History Standard Three: Students will interpret historical data [Interpretation]. K-3a: Students will understand that historical accounts are constructed by drawing logical inferences from artifacts and documents. Kelly Jordan

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Topics History of flags and what they mean Shapes of flags History of the American Flag Parts of the American Flag Pledge of Allegiance

The History of Flags and What They Mean : 

The History of Flags and What They Mean What does the word FLAG mean? Originated from the Saxon word fflaken which means… "TO FLY OR FLOAT IN THE WIND."

The History of Flags and What They Mean : 

The History of Flags and What They Mean What flags USED to represent… Kings and Queens

The History of Flags and What They Mean : 

The History of Flags and What They Mean What flags represent TODAY… WORLD N A T I O N S

Shapes of Flags : 

Shapes of Flags Rectangular Triangular Swallowtail Pennant

History of The American Flag : 

History of The American Flag January 1, 1776 Flag hoisted above George Washington’s base at Prospect Hill Cambridge Flag

History of The American Flag : 

History of The American Flag May of 1776 Betsy Ross sewed the first American Flag

History of The American Flag : 

History of The American Flag June 14, 1777 Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new Constellation.”

History of The American Flag : 

History of The American Flag 1777-1960, Congress passed several acts that changed the shape, design and arrangement of the flag and allowed for additional stars and stripes to be added to reflect the admission of each new state.

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Parts of the American Flag : 

Parts of the American Flag Header Grommet Canton, Field or Union Fly End Fly Hoist Taken from http://www.gettysburgflag.com/American_Flag_Parts.php

Parts of the American Flag : 

Parts of the American Flag What do the stars symbolize? The stars symbolize the 50 states that make up the nation

Parts of the American Flag : 

Parts of the American Flag What do the stripes symbolize? The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies of the United States. Red stripes represent valor White stripes represent liberty

Pledge of Allegiance : 

Pledge of Allegiance I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The Meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance : 

The Meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance When you pledge allegiance to the flag you promise loyalty and devotion to your nation. Each word has a deep meaning.

The Meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance : 

The Meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance I pledge allegiance (I promise to be true) To the flag (To the sign of our country) Of the United States of America (A country made up of 50 states, each with certain rights of it own) And to the Republic (A country where the people elect others to make laws for them) For which it stands (The flag means the country) One Nation under God (A single country whose people live in a supreme being) Indivisible (The country cannot be split into parts) With liberty and justice (With freedom and fairness) For all (For each person in the country- you and me)

Interesting American Flag Facts : 

Interesting American Flag Facts The American Flag is often called “the stars and stripes” or “Old Glory”. The American Flag has influenced the design of many other flags around the world. Old and ripped flags are suppose to be burned in a simple ceremony once they are unacceptable for flying.

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Questions??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVS0PKwoun4 Click on the following link to see a short clip of the American Flag.

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