Extensions and Adaptations
We have also extended this lesson by having a school-wide Veterans Day celebration.
The purpose of this lesson is to teach children the history of the American Flag. They will have a deeper respect for the American Flag and for those who designed and sewed the Flag. Background: Teachers will need to know the story of Mary Pickersgill. Mary was the seamstress for the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that flew over Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Teachers will need to know how many stars and stripes are on each time period flag and what they stand for.