The worksheets in this section center on the history, meaning, and rituals behind the flag of the United States.

The original flag was accepted in the year 1777. At that time, it had 13 stars and stripes in memory of the 13 original American colonies. As new states came in they add a star and they left the stripes at 13 to remember the colonies. The flag which stands today was chosen by President Eisenhower in 1953. He chose the design by a teenager Ohio student from over 1,500 design entries. There are official Federal guidelines for the care and maintenance of the U.S. flag such as it should only be dusk to dawn unless it is lit up at night. The U.S. Flag code and regulations state that is wearing flag driven products such as maybe a T-shirt, bed sheet, or even napkins is violation of the flag code. Even though these are referred to as Flag regulations, they are merely unenforceable guidelines that were put in place to help give Americans guidance on good flag ownership.

The worksheets in this set look at the original designers, makers, and the symbolism behind the flag itself. We also look at the composers of original music and the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross was born January 1, 1752 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is known for designing and sewing the first American flag. This flag was different from the flags we have today.

Flag Symbolism

The United State flag represents freedom and other rights guaranteed in the United States Constitution. The flag consists of 50 stars that represent the states that make up the United States and 13 stripes that symbolize the 13 states of the Union.

Francis Scott Key

Francis Scott key was born August 1, 1779 in Frederick County, Maryland. He was an American lawyer, author and even a poet. He is well known for writing the words to our national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner".

Francis Scott Key Questions

Name Francis Scott Keys different occupations.

Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance is a promise of loyalty to our country and what it stands for. It is recited daily in classrooms all across the United States and even at sports events.

Color Your Flag

Color the US Flag accurately.

Flag Day

Fill in the spaces about Flag Day.

Flag Etiquette

According to the flag code, when can a flag be a part of a uniform?

Flag Folding

Number the following steps in the correct order for properly folding the flag.

The Meaning of the US Flag

What does blue signify on the flag?

The Mourning Flag

Fill in the information about the mourning flag.

US Flag Facts and Etiquette Review

The US Flag may be displayed 24 hours a day only if it is ____________ during the dark hours.

Timeline of the United States Flag

For each date on the timeline, describe what happened in the history of the US flag.

Who Was Francis Scott Key?

Imagine that you have been asked to write a newspaper article about Francis Scott Key and "The Star Spangled Banner".

Saluting the Flag

When marchers in a parade or procession carry the US Flag, the flag should be carried to the ________________ of those marching.

Betsy Ross and the First Flag

Betsy Ross was the seamstress who made the first flag for the new American nation. Tell the story of the first flag in your own words.

American Flag Etiquette

Etiquette means the rules about how you should behave. Etiquette about the American flag means the rules about how to treat the flag and how to display it properly.

The American Flag

Fill in the blanks with the following flag terms and related words.

Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross is famous today for making the first American flag at the time of the Revolutionary War. It's amazing to think that she was born eighth out of 17 children and that she was married three times.

Pledge of Allegiance

These words have been recited every day by school children and adults alike all across America. The Pledge of Allegiance was written by Francis Bellamy.

The United States Flag

Our red, white, and blue flag is widely recognized as a United States symbol.

Flag Questions

What are the nicknames for the United States Flag? And why you believe the flag would be known as that nick name.