Celebrating Patriotic Holidays
Help your students learn the history behind the many patriotic observances by taking a multi-faceted look at the meaning of patriotism.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
The United States celebrates many patriotic holidays throughout the year, when we pause to remember the values of liberty and justice that make our country great, and to be thankful for the remarkable freedoms that we enjoy. As you prepare to celebrate these holidays, help your students learn the history behind these observances by taking a multi-faceted look at the meaning of patriotism.
“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” —Abraham Lincoln
Students learn about the significance of various American symbols, such as the U.S. flag and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Review definitions of key words from the pledge of allegiance to help students contemplate its meaning.
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.