Teaching about U.S. flag is always fun. Flag day is June 14th so I thought you might want to prepare a lesson for your class. Below are the questions from the U.S. Citizenship Test and some activities to do for Flag Day. For more advanced students, teach about the history of the flag and proper handling of the flag. I also teach about ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’, its history and the meaning. In addition, you could teach the meaning of the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’.
U.S. Citizenship Test Questions:
- Why does the flag have 13 stripes? In the beginning there were 13 original states.
- There were 13 original states. Name three. Most students choose New York, New Jersey, and New Hampshire.
- Why does the flag have 50 stars? There are 50 states today.
- What is the name of the national anthem? The Star-Spangled Banner
- Have English learners draw and color the flag of their country.
- Have English learners show their country’s flag and explain its meaning to the class. (colors, objects and writing.)
- Have English learners sing their national anthem, tell about its history, and explain what the lyrics mean. I let my students use the computer to play the music.