Suggested Grade Level
Suggested Subject Matter
Read aloud the poem “Red, White, and Blue” by Ann McCune:
“Red, White, and Blue”
The red of the rose,
The white of the snows,
The blue of the skies above, These colors three
Are the ones that we see
In the flag of the land that we love.
Have students share what they know about the flag.
Whole Group Activity:
Read aloud The Pledge of Allegiance by Norman Pearl. Discuss vocabulary from the book highlighting the words pledge, allegiance, Republic, indivisible, liberty, justice.
Discuss and practice flag etiquette:
Create an anchor chart listing flag etiquette.
Small Group Activity:
Place students into small groups and have them practice reciting the Pledge of Allegiance using flag etiquette.
Have students think about three things they learned about the Pledge of Allegiance. Have them either share with the class or write in their journals.
Participation, journal response