My Own State Flag

Social Studies

Content Standards

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards:

  • 113.4.b.14 Citizenship. The student understands important customs, symbols, and celebrations that represent American beliefs and principles and contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:

  • (B) identify selected symbols such as state and national birds and flowers and patriotic symbols such as the U.S. and Texas flags and Uncle Sam; and
  • (C) Explain how selected customs, symbols, and celebrations reflect an American love of individualism, inventiveness, and freedom.
  • http://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=6148

NETS-S standards

x Critical thinking, problem-solving, & decision-making

x Creativity and innovation

OBJECTIVE

  • Students will create their own state, name it and make up a flag.
  • Students will be able to color their own flags and be creative.

SUMMARY

Students will make their own state flag. I would read the book America, afterwards students will go back to their desk brainstorm ideas for their flags and the meaning of what each symbol means. After at least five symbols student will move on to designing their flags on KidPix.

EVALUATION PLAN

Look at their KidPix and see if they completed the flag. Also, read their description of what will be on their flags and the meaning of that particular design and see if it on their flag.

JUSTIFICATION

I used KidPix because this program is great tool for kids and easy for them to figure out how to operate to design their flags.