This is a fun, simple beginning of the year activity to help us learn a little bit about each other. I've also used this along with novels. Students have created flags for the main character.
This is a small folder that contains 3 items: a PowerPoint presentation; a flag template; and a symbol handout.
The PPT begins with 4 common symbols in our American culture- flag, McDonalds, etc. It then gives the basic history for family crests used on flags and many other items. Symbols, Animals, and Colors are then explained.Finally, directions are given so students can create their own personal flag.
The handout is so students have something in front of them to refer to when they choose their symbols and colors.
The template looks like a large scroll; it fits across one standard sheet of computer paper.
Thanks, Jackie Roche