The History of Flag Day

This lesson highlights one of the Center’s biggest civic holidays —the birthday of the American flag. Using “The History of the U.S. Flag,” a video hosted by Terry Ruggles and produced by Drexel University and the Philadelphia Flag Day Association, this lesson encourages students to take a closer look at the American flag and its meaning.


6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12



Resource Types

Lesson Plans, Video

Teaching Strategies

Analysis, Informational Text

Civic Days

Flag Day


14 minutes