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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FLAG DAY is June 14th

Each June 14th, the United States celebrates a day to honor our flag. Use this webquest of 9 informative questions to learn about Flag Day and Flag history. In addition to the webquest there are 7 extension activities.I always try to include a multi-curricular idea such as writing in the content area with my activities.  There are also 9 fun facts about the American flag and flags of the world. After students in small groups complete the webquest activity, discuss the information learned as a class. Students can also create a short comprehension review of 5-7 questions to exchange with another group to answer. Grades 4 and up.

Use on Flag Day or any day you have an opportunity to discuss the American Flag with your students!

Here is a demo:

Flag Day and Flag History

A Webquest
Gail Hennessey

June 14th is a day we honor our flag. How much do you know about our nation’s symbol? Find lots of interesting information on Flag Day and flag history with this webquest!

1.Philadelphia seamstress and friend of George Washington,Betsy Ross, is credited with making the first flag.Others say that Francis Hopkinson, a congressman, was the person to design the first American Flag. How many versions of the flag have there been to date?________ What was different on the versions of  flags?_________________In 1912,which president said that the flags should have a certain pattern?_________Find the answers at this link:

2. The idea of a National Flag Day,a day to honor our flag, was started by Bernard J. Cigrand, in 1885. Which president proclaimed a national day of recognition of the flag?____________ In 1949,which president established Flag Day to be held each June 14th?__________________ Find the answers at this link:

Fun Facts:

Did you know that most flags have the colors red and white? 

  • There are 7 red stripes and six white stripes on the American Flag. A red is on the top and bottom.

NOTE:There are 9 informative text webquestions, 9 fun facts and 7 extension activities in the complete resource.

NOTE: Illustration

Gail Hennessey

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