Teaching with Primary Sources

The Origins of the American Flag

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This lesson is to help enhance the students learning experience on the origins of the American Flag. The students will learn about the beginnings in history, symbols, stars and stripes. They will also explore through the Library of Congress, Primary Sources, and other resources to better understand what the stars stand for as well as the colors and stripes.

Picture Illustration: American Flag 2 Lisa Stansberry, 2001

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Terrance L. Bates
Governors State University
Last Updated on July 22, 2010


July 22, 2010