Marci McGowan

We're Proud to Be Americans!
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This page is dedicated to all those who were lost or injured on September 11, 2001.  To all the brave women and men serving in our military - thank you for your service and come home safely as soon as possible.

~  Our Flag ~

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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
And to the Republic for which it stands,
One nation under God,
With liberty  and
justice for all.


I promise to be loyal to the symbol that represents our country, the joined-together states of America,
and to the kind of government where the people vote for the president, one country that cannot be divided, that is free and responsible and is fair for everyone.

Written by Maria Brountas, first grade teacher at Vine Street School, Bangor, ME.  See August/Sept. 2003 Teaching K-8 magazine.

Photo by Marci McGowan

* Remembering ...
New York City Images and Ellis Island

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50 States Book List

~  Flags and the 50 States ~

* Animated USA Flags nwjersyEb.gif (8827 bytes)
This is website with animated flags.  They can be downloaded to your computer as transparent gif files.

* Americana Clip Art
Barb's has clip art you can use for your state project
(Thanks to Lanise Jacoby for finding this goodie!)

* USA Flags & History

Flags of the World (FOTW) is the Internet's largest site
devoted to vexillology (the study of flags).   

* Place the States
Great online drag and drop game.  Beginner game has hints.

* Ben's Guide to Interactive Games (K - 2)
There are several wonderful interactive games
about our country here.  
(Go here for Grades 3-5)

* 50 States
This is a very comprehensive site.  There's a neat animated map showing addition of the states.

* Explore the States
Just click on a state and learn all about it!

Dawn's U.S.A. State Blocks
Dawn Stewart has created fabulous quilt blocks for each of our states.

* 50 States:   Lessons and More Lessons!
This is from Proteacher.

* 50 States Theme Unit
More goodies here!

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 ~ Patriotism/America/Holidays ~

* America
Melissa Smith (Grade 1/TN) shares a wonderful America unit.

Web Resource Page for Educators by Midge Frazel

* E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One - Superb site from Lanise Jacoby (2nd grade, Massachusetts teacher) with resources about our country and government.

* Patriotic Symbols
Mrs. Donn's resources about the Bald Eagle, Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, American Flag, White House, Uncle Sam, and more.

* American Symbols Lesson Plan Gr. 1-2

* American Symbols Printable from

* US Symbols Match Game

*Abraham Lincoln for Primary Children

* White House Online Puzzle

* If I Were President
Resource for teachers from Scholastic

* Presidential Resources from Scholastic

* July 4th Puzzle

* July 4th Fun

* More July 4th Fun

* Memorial Day

* The Story of Veterans Day
Lesson plan from teachervision


2003 - 2006 M. McGowan - All rights reserved. 
Updated December 2010.