First American Flag

First American Flag Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is centered on the history of the first American flag and the Flag Resolution of June 14, 1777, by the Second Continental Congress. It provides the resolution’s text, which describes the flag’s design as 13 alternating red and white stripes and 13 white stars on a blue field. Additionally, it references the legend of Betsy Ross sewing the first flag, noting the lack of concrete historical evidence to support or refute this claim. The main activity directs students to draw the first American flag, thereby engaging them with a key symbol of the nation’s early history.

The worksheet educates students on the origins of the United States flag and the symbolism behind its design. It teaches the significance of the number 13 in the flag’s stripes and stars, representing the original 13 colonies. By mentioning the Betsy Ross legend, it also introduces students to the concept of historical interpretation and evidence. The drawing exercise not only reinforces the flag’s design features but also allows students to connect creatively with an important artifact of American history.