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A history reading lesson.
 

AMERICAN HOLIDAYS:
FLAG DAY

 

A reading comprehension lesson on Flag Day. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

  • Students will be able to recall facts about the history of Flag Day.
  • Students will be able to describe the American Flag and explain its original and current design.

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

FLAG DAY LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.  Discuss the answers to the questions with the students.

 

 

Excerpt from passage

On June 14 of each year, the United States celebrates the birthday of our flag. The American flag was adopted by a resolution of the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, less than a year after the Declaration of Independence was accepted. The flag was designed to symbolize a new nation.

In 1861, Connecticut became the first state to observe Flag Day. On June 14 of that year, the stars and stripes flew in a celebration that took place in Hartford. It was the first summer of the Civil War. The first national celebration of Flag Day took place on June 14, 1877. On that day, every state celebrated Flag Day. It was the 100th anniversary of the flag's adoption as the symbol of America. In the years that followed, some states continued to recognize Flag Day, others did not. In 1949, Congress resolved, “that the 14th day of June of each year is hereby designated Flag Day.” This made Flag Day an annual national event. President Harry S. Truman signed that proclamation into law.

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Flag Day Lesson and Worksheet

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 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

 

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