These sites are about the design of the early American flag. See how it changed over time as the country added more states. Learn about the controversy over who created the first flag – Betsy Ross or Francis Hopkinson. Includes the rules for displaying the flag, the symbolism of the colors and shapes, and information about Flag Day and the Pledge of Allegiance. There are links to eThemes Resources on Missouri’s flag and the 13 colonies.
Click on "History of the Flag" to read the story about how Betsy Ross convinced George Washington that the flag should have five-point stars instead of six-point stars. Includes instructions for creating the stars. There is a link to Betsy's biography. Explore the other links for flag etiquette, flag trivia, a timeline, and a picture gallery of flags. NOTE: The site includes a link to a moderated message board.
These sites help students identify and learn about state flags, specifically focusing on the Missouri state flag. Includes lesson plans, activities, interactive quizzes, coloring pages, and lots of computer-made pictures of the Missouri flag and other state flags. Also includes information about flag designer Marie Elizabeth Oliver.