Draw Your Own Flag and Explain It.This project was done in school when third graders were studying US symbols. They were asked to create their own flag that would include three components – something important personally to them, something that they value about their community, and something that they value about their country. The writing part of the project required students to describe their flags and explain why they chose these things.
When the flags were done, they were put up on the projects board in the classroom, and it was very interesting to see what different students chose to put on their flags. Some kids had Minecraft, iPhone, or video games as things personally important to them. One girl had a flag with Jesus on it. I was happy that Smarty listed her family as something that is most personally important to her. I hope she carries this awareness of family importance throughout her life.
What do you think would be on your children’s flags?
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