Do your kids know why each state flag is designed the way it is? There is a ton of history and symbolism behind many of our state flags, and this State Flags Worksheets and Fact Cards resource unit is a fun way to introduce it to your students.
Why do states have their own flags?
I think the answer here is quite simple. State flags of America have their own flag because… of tradition.
Flags are symbolic of what a state identifies itself with. The people in the state can identify themselves with the states and what is commonly most identifiable about it.
The United States of America isn’t the only country whose states or provinces have their own flags. The Canadian provinces have their own flags, The different states in India, Australia, Germany, Malaysia, and more countries have their own flags. It is the norm; it is tradition.
What is a state’s flag used for?
A state flag is designate (even restricted) by law and custom/tradition. It represents a state to show its unique traits and what makes it different or distinguishable from all the other states. Residents of that state are proud of the things that make it unique from others.
How do you memorize state flags?
It isn’t absolutely essential that kids memorize each state flag. I think it’s more important for them to memorize country flags. However, that is just my opinion.
In your state lessons, it may be fun to memorize a few things that make flags unique. This can help your kids to quickly identify a flag when they see it.
The first thing I would do is use mnemonics. Mnemonics really help my kids to remember information. Check out this US State Flag Mnemonics video to help them learn about US state flags with shields.
Alongside this mnemonics video, the best thing to do is provide your students with a lot of practice and visuals to help them memorize USA state flags. These free state flags worksheets and fun fact cards are the perfect tool for your state flag lesson plans at home.
Free Printable State Flags Worksheets and Fact Cards
Do your kids know what the horses in harness on the Pennsylvania flag mean or the origin of the symbol on the flag of New Mexico? They can discover this and much more with this State Flags Worksheets and Fact Cards unit.
Your students can learn the statehood date, state number, state capitals, largest state, smallest state, and more with a full bundle resource.
With this U.S. state flags unit your students will learn all about:
- colors used in the state flags
- motto and inscriptions of state flags
- dates on U.S. state flags
- state flags of the United States symbols
- and various elements of each U.S. state flag
What activities are included in the state flag worksheets?
The first part of the state flags unit pdf files includes color images of all 50 flags. Each also has a short description of what the parts of each flag mean and the year each flag was adopted.
Next, students can color pictures of all 50 state flags. On the flag images, students fill in what they’ve learned about the year the flag was adopted, the meaning of its colors, and the symbols used.
Following these state worksheets are 5 matching state flag color worksheets where students can match the name of each state to its flag.
What about the fact cards? What do the state flag fact cards consist of?
The printable state flag unit concludes with 50 full-color printable flash cards for reviewing the information learned. They also include 50 black & white fact cards the students can fill in with the information learned.
The flag facts cards include all types of information from the worksheets, so your students have plenty of practice to study state flags and what they stand for.
State Report Templates
To wrap up your states unit, check out these free state report templates for U.S. geography. Your students can now have a chance to report on and write about what they have learned. They can also include state flower, state bird, and the history of the flag.
Download Free State Flags Pack
Grab your free state flags unit pack to begin your studies on the states that make up our United States of America. We have updated this from a previous US states bundle and we know you will love it.
From American flags free coloring pages, extra activity for studying with new printables, state sheet learning, free printable flag design and state shapes recognition activity, this pack is a great way for kids to learn all about state flags.
Easy U.S. Geography Curriculum
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Daily Skill Building: U.S. Geography is just one sheet a day, requires no teacher’s guide, AND includes answer keys! You can open-and-go with this elementary geography curriculum.
Check out a full week sample plus the extra resource pack to maybe try a complete unit of study in other geography topics. This makes an excellent geography study aid and resources for all educational projects in geography.
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