Celebrating Patriotic Holidays
Discover more about American holidays, famous figures from U.S history, and the American flag and system of government.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Honor the history behind the many national observances in the United States and teach students the values of liberty and justice upon which the country was founded.
Democracy and Legislature
A lesson on the preamble to the U.S. Constitution in which students discuss the qualities of a good government
This lesson plan helps students identify why the Bill of Rights, ratified on December 15, 1791, is so important to our freedoms.
Students can use these resources to analyze the U.S. Constitution and develop a classroom agreement of their own.
Bring election season to your classroom with book resources, lesson plans, reproducibles, and activities.
The American Flag
Students will explore the history of the American flag and "The Star-Spangled Banner" in this 2014 issue of Scholastic News: My Weekly Reader.
Honor the American flag with this extension activity that accompanies the book The Flag We Love by Pam Munoz Ryan.
Students learn about the stars and stripes of America's first flag with this reproducible. Then, they use their know-how to color it in!
Students review the many places where the American flag flies, from at school to parades, by filling out this printable crossword puzzle.
Complete each rhyme about the American flag by choosing words from a word box.
Answer questions about the American flag based on the given timeline.
Historical Figures and Patriotic Heroes
Students learn about the significance of various American symbols, such as the U.S. flag and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Inspire students with a lesson in what it means to be a veteran and the symbols, songs, and pledges that define American patriotism.
Use these resources to facilitate student discussions about patriotism and American military heroes, or assign research projects to delve deeper into the United States' military history.
Research past presidents and practice using the many skills one needs to lead the people of the United States.