Lesson Overview

 30 Minutes

 1, 2, 5

 2nd - 6th Grade

 State Standards:
Historical Knowledge: 2.1-5.1

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Materials List

  • 1 tri-fold book per student

Oregon State Flag Symbols

Categories: History

The Oregon state flag is full of symbolism, some flag experts (Vexillologists) say too much. This project teaches students about the flag and the meaning of its many parts.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Students cut out and fold the tri-fold book. Template for copying is on page two.
  • In each section, students draw a part of the flag, then explain its symbolism. There are more parts of the flag, than sections of the book.
  • Have students pick which ones they think best represent Oregon.
  • Afterward, discuss why they picked these parts of the flag.

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