Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Stars and Stripes: Flag Day Resources

Photo by Lance Mosier
June 14th is Flag Day. Here are some interesting links I have collected over the years to learn more about the US Flag.

(1) Why Do We Celebrate Flag Day

Watch All About Flag day via PBS Learning Media

Visit Fast Flag Facts via to learn about Flag Day and other interesting facts about the Stars and Stripes. 

(2) Betsy Ross

Listen to episode 050 Marla Miller, Betsy Ross and the Making of America from @lizcovart and her podcast Ben Franklin's World to sort out the history from the legend surrounding Betsy Ross.  

Take a Virtual Field Trip to the home of Betsy Ross in Historic Philadelphia

(3) See How The Flag Has Changed Over Time

For Flag Day, Watch how much the American Flag Has Changed via @PhilEdwardsInc and VOX is a video that looks at the changes in the US Flag throughout our nation's history.

Check out Flags At The Smithsonian on Pinterest to see many great pictures of the US Flag and its display throughout History. 

(4) The National Anthem

Learn more about the Flag that inspired the National Anthem with The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag That Inspired The National Anthem via The Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Lots of great interactives to learn about the War of 1812 and the creation of the National Anthem.

Read The African American girl who helped make the Star-Spangled Banner via the Smithsonian to learn about this young girls contribution to the flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.

(5) Now The Rules

Read the US Flag Code on the Cornell University Law's Website to learn about rules of display and how and when a  new star gets added.

What are some of your favorite resources to learn about the US Flag? I would love to hear about them in the comments section below.

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