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Lesson Plans
  1. American Flag Lesson Plan (Montgomery Public Schools - Furr, Campos, and White)
      Provides activities related to the flag of the USA. 9-01

  2. American Flag Resources (USFlag.org - Streufert)
      Provides extensive resources related to the American flag, flag history, and American patriotism. 9-01

  3. Star-Spangled Banner Lesson (National Park Service - Fort McHenry)
      Provides activities related to the national anthem. Includes a handout with the words to the Star-Spangled Banner. 9-01

Materials
  1. American Flag (Awesome Library)
      Provides flags of the United States for printing, placing on Web pages, placing on car antennas, or for "screen wallpaper." Also provides a history of the flag, how to display and show respect for the flag, how to fold the flag, words to the National Anthem (Star-Spangled Banner), the Pledge of Allegiance, and related activities, clip art, pictures, songs, and symbols of American patriotism. Includes other patriotic graphics, as well a an Earth flag and picture of the world. Clip art is sometimes spelled clipart. 9-02

  2. American Flag (Theodora.com)
      Provides American flags that can be posted on Web pages. 9-01

Papers
  1. -Editorial: The Confederate Flag Must Come Down (Time.com)
      "In his 1861 'Cornerstone' speech, Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederate States of America, left no doubt about what the Confederacy represented when he rejected the idea that slavery was a moral wrong: 'Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.' "

      "Let me be clear: I donít think that everyone who reveres the flag is racist. Surely all of the people who apply for state-issued license plates bearing the flag do not believe in the hatred with which some people display it. For many South Carolinians, the flag at this point may well represent heritage without the taint of past racism."

      "But they ask should themselves, Whose heritage are they celebrating?" 06-15

  2. -Editorial: Why Governor Haley Wants the Confederate Flag to Come Down (New York Times)
      Provides the text of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's speech on why the Confederate Flag at the State Capitol should come down. 06-15

  3. -South Carolina Flag Is Voted Down (ABC News)
      "The South Carolina House has approved a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds....." 07-15

  4. -South Carolina Flag Speech (CNN News)
      "When Jenny Horne stepped up to the podium to address South Carolina's House of Representatives, her first words let on that she was fed up. Just not how fed up."

      "Of the words stirred by passion in the debate that eventually led lawmakers to vote to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds, hers would burn themselves into memory." 07-15

  5. -State Governments and Businesses Drop Confederate Symbols and Flags (ABC News)
      "U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor, Matt Bevin, in calling for the removal of a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from their state Capitol's rotunda."

      "Big businesses also took action: Wal-Mart, e-Bay and Sears Holding Corp. announced they would no longer sell merchandise featuring the Confederate flag, which e-Bay called a 'contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism.' " 06-15

  6. American Flag (Wikipedia.org)
      "The flag of the United States of America consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 U.S. states and the 13 stripes represent the original Thirteen Colonies that rebelled against the British crown and became the first states in the Union.[1] Nicknames for the flag include 'the Stars and Stripes' and 'Old Glory', with the latter nickname coined by Captain William Driver, a nineteenth century shipmaster."

      "Because of its symbolism, the starred blue canton is called the 'union'. This part of the national flag can stand alone as a maritime flag called the Union Jack[2] which served as the U.S. jack on warships from 1777 until 2002." 06-07

  7. American Flag - Pledge of Allegiance - A Short History (USFlag.org - Streufert)
      Provides the original Pledge of Allegiance, as well as how it evolved into the version recited today. Visitors sometimes misspell as alegiance, allegance, alegence, or allegence. 9-01

  8. American Flag and Francis Scott Key (USFlag.org - Streufert)
      Provides a biography of the author of the national anthem, with an emphasis on the American Flag. 9-01

  9. History of American Flag (USACityLink)
      Provides a history.

  10. History of American Flag - Old Glory (USFlag.org - Streufert)
      Provides a story about how the American flag gained the nickname of "Old Glory."

  11. History of Flags of the USA (Betsy Ross)
      Shows pictures of flags of the USA.

  12. State Flags and Historical USA Flags (USFlag.org)
      Provides pictures of the flags of states. Also includes pictures of each of the major historical flags of the USA. Shows flags with more than 13 stars and less than 50.

Projects
  1. American Flag Customs (USFlag.org)
      Provides etiquette, pledge of allegiance, and more. 10-04

  2. American Flag Puzzles (SurfNetKids.com)
      Provides an online puzzle of an American flag that can be moved around within a two minute deadline. Provides additional activities. 2003

   
   


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