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Scavenger Hunt: "Flag Day" Worksheet

 

Celebrate Flag Day!

 

Help students to understand a patriotic symbol of the United States of America. This worksheet links with a website to help students to identify the meaning behind the stars and stripes of the U.S. flag and the "Star Spangled Banner."

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Directions: Flag Day is June 14. What do you know about our country's flag? Use the information at the Web site provided below to complete the sentences on this page. Read each sentence. Make an X before the phrase that correctly completes each sentence.

Web Resource: Our Flag
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/misc/ourflag/titlepage.htm



  1. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 because on that day in 1777,
    1. ____ the Second Continental Congress approved the first official U.S. flag.
    2. ____ the first state was officially admitted to the United States.
    3. ____ George Washington officially became the first U.S. president.

     

  2. In 1818, President James Monroe signed a bill stating that
    1. ___ a star would be added to the U.S. flag for every state admitted to the union.
    2. ___ a stripe would be added to the U.S. flag for every state admitted to the union.
    3. ___ no additional stars or stripes would be added to the U.S. flag.

     

  3. The 13 stripes on the U.S. flag represent
    1. ___ the 13 regiments that fought the British in the Revolutionary War.
    2. ___ the 13 original colonies.
    3. ___ Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States.

     

  4. "The Star Spangled Banner" was written by
    1. ___ George Washington.
    2. ___ Benjamin Franklin.
    3. ___ Francis Scott Key.

     

  5. The first official U.S. flag had
    1. ___ 13 blue stars on a white background and 13 red and white stripes.
    2. ___ 13 red stars on a white background and 13 blue and white stripes.
    3. ___ 13 white stars on a blue background and 13 red and white stripes.

If you're looking for more of a challenge, go to State Flags Game at http://www.ipl.org/youth/stateknow/flaggame.html and try to identify the flag of your state. After playing the game, go to USA State Flag Printouts at http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/flags and print and color your state's flag.



Answer Key: Celebrate Flag Day!

 

 

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