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
Pledge of Allegiance: Pop-Up Vocabulary
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The First American Flag
A Printable to help you teach students about the first American flag before having them color it in to test their learnings.
Where Does the Flag Fly?
Fill out this crossword puzzle with the correct flag-related words.
A Poem About the Flag
Students help complete this poem about the flag by choosing words from a word box.
American Flag Time Line
Answer questions about the American flag based on the given timeline.
The Growth of a Nation
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