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Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Flag Day? Check out Our Editors’ Choices for titles recommended by the Education World team. Then it's your turn to share books that you enjoy or use in your classroom in the Our Readers’ Voices section below. With your help, we will build the best list on the Web of Best Books for teaching about Flag Day.

 

 

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A Flag for All
by Larry Dane Brimner (2003)
A part of the Rookie Choices Series, which teaches and encourages the development of good character. In each book, three second-grade friends face a different adventure that challenges them to make thoughtful choices and to learn from their mistakes. It's one for all and all for one on Flag Day when the Corner Kids pull the whole town together to create a "people" flag that celebrates America's diversity for their playground.


What Freedom Means to Me: A Flag Day Story
by Heather French Henry (2004)
To help build patriotism Heather French Henry, a former Miss America, launched the Claire's Holiday Adventures Series. The series' main character is Claire, a rambunctious 8-year-old girl who learns about patriotism and volunteerism in everyday life. In this book, General Jones teaches Claire and Robbie that with freedom comes responsibility.

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Pledge Of Allegiance
Scholastic Inc. (2001)
From a very young age, every child recites the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. Here, the text of the Pledge of Allegiance is illustrated with stunning photographs of American landscapes, monuments, and flags. Endnotes are included regarding the history of this national symbol and discussing its meaning.

Flag Day
by Kelly Bennett (2003)
The Rookie Read-About Holidays Series introduces young readers to the origins, importance, and ways of celebrating a variety of holidays. Flag Day is a day we set aside to honor our flag -- perhaps the most important symbol of our country. Readers will learn the history behind this holiday and how we honor the flag on Flag Day and how we show respect for our flag by following rules about how it is treated.


The Flag We Love
by Pam Munoz Ryan (2000)
Enjoy a red-white-and-blue introduction to our nation's most cherished ideals in this look at Old Glory. Dazzling illustrations and inspiring verse bring to life many famous moments in our country's history and reveal fascinating facts about one of its most enduring symbols.




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