This is a bundle of 2 power point presentations on the American Flag - The Creation of the American Flag & The Pledge of Allegiance. The total number of slides in the presentations is 36. Both presentations are highly animated and are "editable" so you can customize and update as you wish.
The flag contemporaneously known as "the Continental Colors" has historically been referred to as the first national flag. At the time of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress would not legally adopt flags with "stars, white in a blue field" for another year. The first American flags were made of hemp.
The flag of the United States consisting of 13 stars and 13 white and red stripes is commissioned by Congress. Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” The Resolution did not specify any arrangement, number of points, nor orientation for the stars and the arrangement and appearance was up to the maker of the flag.
The stars were to be in a circular pattern, to symbolize the fact that, "no colony would be viewed above another.” The stripes were to represent each of the thirteen colonies. Betsy Ross is credited with being the original designer of the first American flag in 1776 and rarely referred to as the "Flag of '76" but as the "Betsy Ross Flag.” There are little or no primary sources to prove the Betsy Ross story. Others have claimed to have created the first flag as well.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Citizenship - The Creation of the American Flag. and contains 22 slides and covers the following:
The First American Flag
The Flag Resolution
The Flag is Commissioned
Who Created the Flag?
The Flag is Created
Origin of the Stars & Stripes
The Betsy Ross Claim
The Francis Hopkinson Claim (2)
The Rebecca Young’s Family Claim
The First Flag Flown in Battle
Star Spangled Banner Flag (2)
The Original Star Spangled Flag on Display
Flag Day – June 14
Folding the Flag (3)
Folding the Flag Demo
End of Presentation
This is a very colorful and animated power point presentation describing the history and background of the Pledge of Allegiance, highlighting the changes the wording and the presidents who have impacted the changes.
This presentation provides great background information for students who don't know the history of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, Citizenship - The American Flag - The Pledge of Allegiance and contains 15 slides and covers the following:
Changes in the Wording (2)
President Eisenhower’s Quote
The Bellamy Salute
Who Pledge’s Allegiance to the Flag?
Taking “God” out of the Pledge?
Current Wording of the Pledge
End of Presentation
This is one of several bundled power point presentations I offer in my store on Citizenship.