Famous Quote• Who do you think said this?“We take the stars from heaven, the red from ourmother country, separate it by white stripes, thusshowing that we have separated from her...”(hint: he was America’s first president)• Who is the mother country?
Warm Up: Drawing Flags• Directions: With a partner, draw an American flag andan Ecuadorian flag.– Hint: For the American flag, think of the number of statesand the original number of colonies.– Hint: For the Ecuadorian flag you must include these 6emblems:• The Condor• The Snowcapped Mountain• The River• The Ship• The Leaves• The Sun• Don’t forget all the colors!
The American Flag50 white stars on a blue background represent the 50 US states.The thirteen stripes represent the original 13 colonies. The last 2states admitted to the Union were Alaska (January, 1959) andHawaii (August, 1959).
The Ecuadorian FlagEcuador’s flag is made up of 3 colors: yellow, blue,and red with a shield of arms in the middle.• The Meaning of Each Color• YELLOW: symbolizes the Sun and the Gold ofyour ancestors.• BLUE: represents the Sky and the Sea.• RED: represents the Blood that Ecuadorianheroes gave for their independence from Spain.
Emblems on Ecuadorian Flag• The Snowcapped Mountain: This is Chimborazo Volcano risingagainst a blue sky, Ecuadors highest peak and the furthest pointfrom the center of the Earth.• The River: The Guayas river• The Ship: The ship on the river is named Guayas as well. It was builtin 1841 in Guayaquil and was the first steamship in Ecuador andSouth America. This ship began service on October 9, 1841 and wasbuilt by Vicente Rocafuerte.• The Leaves: The laurel on the left represents the victories ofEcuador. The palm leaf on the right side is a symbol of the martyrsin the fight for independence.• The Sun: Theres a white band across the sun and sky. It has theastrological signs of Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer representingthe months of March to July (each month has an historicallysignificant date).
Running DictationRules: teams of 5 (use puzzle pieces)1. Choose 1 secretary to write.2. Each person goes to the wall, reads one sentence, walksto secretary and quietly tells him/her the sentence. If youforget something, you may return to the wall as manytimes as necessary.3. All the words must be spelled correctly; capitalization andpunctuation must also be correct.4. The next person may only go to the wall when theprevious person is completely done with his/her sentence.5. When you think you have all your sentences correct, raiseyour hand.6. First team to correctly record all sentences WINS!
Answers1. The United States did not have a standardizedflag until 1912. It is called the “Stars andStripes,” or “Old Glory.”2. The flag requires 64 pieces of fabric to make.It has thirteen red and white stripes and fiftystars on a blue background.
Answers3. The 13 red and white stripes represent theoriginal 13 states. The 50 stars each representone of the states of the Union.4. On June 14, 1777, after the Declaration ofIndependence, Congress proposed that theUnited States have its own national flag.5. In August 1949, President Harry S. Trumansigned the national Flag Day Bill, officiallyrecognizing June 14 as Flag Day.
History Behind National Anthem: TheStar-Spangled BannerIn August of 1814, the British burned down the USCapitol, the President’s Mansion and other publicbuildings in Washington, DC.The British then moved to Baltimore, where theyplanned to attack Fort McHenry. The Americanswere able to hold off the British attack which lastedthroughout the night.The author of the Star-Spangled Banner, FrancisScott Key, was aboard a British ship during thebattle (to help secure the release of a civilianprisoner).
The National AnthemWhen he saw the American flag still waving afterthe long battle, he wrote a poem, which laterbecame our national anthem.
The National AnthemKelly Clarkson sings The National Anthem:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfu0WSy6KGELyrics to the Star-Spangled Banner SongOh, say, can you see, by the dawns early light,What so proudly we haild at the twilights last gleaming?Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro the perilous fight,Oer the ramparts we watchd, were so gallantly streaming?And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air,Gave proof thro the night that our flag was still there.O say, does that star-spangled banner yet waveOer the land of the free and the home of the brave?