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United States Flag Lapbook

us_flagHow did the United States flag come into being?  Why does it look the way it does?  Who made the first flag?  You will learn the answer to all of these questions and more in this free United States flag lapbook.

How to Fold a Lapbook

Websites:
Betsy Ross – UsHistory.org
Betsy Ross – Wikipedia

Activities:
American Flag Then & Now – Cut out along the solid outer lines. Fold one short edge in toward the center along the dotted line; fold the other short edge in toward the center along the dotted line. Using printouts from enchantedlearning.com, show the flag in 1777 versus the flag of today. At Enchanted Learning, you can get a printout of the Thirteen Colonies Flag versus the current flag.

Why Is the Flag Called Old Glory? – Cut out along the solid outer lines. Fold in half along the center dotted line with the text to the outside. Write the answer under the flap. The answer can be found at Betsy Ross’ FAQ(at the bottom of the page)

Flag Representations – Cut out along the solid outer lines. Shutter-fold the short edges in toward the center along the dotted lines with the text on the outside. Fold the entire unit in half along the dotted line. Open and cut along the short solid lines to form four flaps. Refold. Write the answers to the questions under each flap. The answers can be found at Betsy Ross’ FAQ

Why are the stars in a circle? – Cut out along the solid outer lines. Fold down along the dotted line. Then Fold along the double dotted line so that the text is to the outside. Write the answer under the flap. The answer can be found at Betsy Ross’ FAQ

Five-Point Star – Cut out along the solid outer lines. Fold the narrow flaps in along the dotted lines. Glue the flaps to the folder to form a pocket. Cut out a five-point star and put it in your envelope.

Betsy Ross – Cut out along the solid outer lines. Put them in order. Put the title page on top. Staple them at the bottom. Glue back to the folder. Answer the question that is on each flap. The answers can be found at Betsy Ross: Her Life

Five Point Star Story – Cut out along the solid outer lines. Fold in half along the center dotted line with the text to the outside. Record the story about the five-point star.

How to Display the Flag – (print 2) – Cut out all shapes along the solid outer lines and punch holes in each. Stack them up with the title page on top. Fasten them together with a brass fastener. They will now be like a fan Record as many of the ways to display the flag as you want. The 14 different ways to display the flag can be found at Flag Rules and Regulations

Related Pages:
U.S. Flag Unit Study
Flag Notebooking Page

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