Flag Day celebrates the importance and symbolism of the American flag. Help students learn more about the meaning of the flag, how it has been used throughout history and what it means to Americans today, with resources from Thinkfinity. You’ll find activities that explore the meaning of the flag, how it has been used throughout history and what it means to Americans today. And check out the calendar entries, lesson plans, and classroom activities below for more classroom-ready ideas. Have a great week!
- Encourage students to use our Brights Ideas for Summer to keep them reading and writing during the break. You can find additional interactive games, resources, and field trips on the Thinkfinity site.
- Discuss Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when Texas slaves learned they were free.
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- Use Thinkfinity lesson plans, artifacts and activities to uncover the events that led to WWII and the D-Day invasion.
From the Calendar
- June 3: Jesse James robs the Obocock Bank in 1871. Students listen to folksongs and related information about Jesse James, and then research James' life and write new folk songs about James or another famous outlaw. (For grades 3–12)
- June 6: Celebrate Cynthia Rylant’s birthday! Students work in small groups or as a class to map the plot of a selected Cynthia Rylant story and create original literary works using the plot diagrams. (For grades K–8)
- June 7: Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in 1943. Using the poem “My First Memory (of Librarians),” students connect memory, their senses, and the language of poetry. (For grades 1–12)
- June 8: Commercial ice cream is first sold in the U.S. in 1786. After finding advertisements from the past, students evaluate them and discuss how ads have changed over the years. Students then create an advertisement for a new flavor of ice cream. (For grades 5–12)
- Later this month, find lesson plans and activities on Flag Day, Anne Frank, Juneteenth, Eric Carle, and more!
Discuss These Topics with Other Teachers
- Should we “gamify” education?
- Planning the next academic year
- As an educator, what would you recommend to a parent to keep their children engaged in learning activities over the summer?
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