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International Flags
Lesson #10103


Students create flags as they study different countries.


Create fun flags for the Fourth of July, Flag Day or International Day festivities!

Curriculum: Social Studies

Social Studies: People, Places and Environments

Pre-K-12: Standard 3

  • Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of people, places and environments. The study of people, places and human-environment interactions assists learners as they create their spatial views and geographic perspectives of the world. 

National Council for the Social Studies, Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (Washington, D.C.: NCSS, 1994). This book may be purchased by calling 800-683-0812. Electronic copies of it are not available.

Source: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

These flags enable students to learn national symbols of different countries by themselves or with partners. Consider using this strategy to introduce or review lessons on world history or United States government. This learning tool can also be used as a form of assessment. Teachers can also use Flags to celebrate Flag Day or International Day events!  Use the Flags to supplement fun lessons in any subject area.

(Figure A)
(Figure B)

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Colored Pens or Pencils, Glue, Stickers, Scissors, Double-Sided Tape

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut Flag #2 from white (or other main flag color) cardstock or construction paper (Figure A).
  2. Decorate, color and/or layer die-cuts using colored pens, pencils, stickers, punches, glue or double-sided tape to create Flags from different countries (Figure B).
  3. Paint thin wooden dowels or use pencils as flagpoles.
  4. Attach completed Flags to the flagpoles. Use the Flags in a report, classroom display or as part of a bulletin board (see Main Photo).