Here is a social studies mini-lesson that gives a description of the American flag and tells the meanings of its colors. The lesson also explains rules on how to use and display the flag. It is 5 pages long, which includes informational text, 12 multiple choice questions, and 2 drawings. One drawing is of a parade, which shows 3 people saluting a passing flag in 3 different ways. The other is a full page drawing of a complete American flag that students are directed to color. The lesson is aimed at enhancing patriotism for the flag and for being American. It is also a good resource for teaching reading in the social studies content area. Most of the multiple choice questions are literal comprehension ones that require students to locate lots of details from the text. The two on how different people should salute the flag in different ways require higher level thinking, specifically making inferences. You will be able to easily print off this lesson to get the number of copies you need for your class. You will also be able to easily edit it, should you find that necessary. The sixth page is its answer key.