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History of Flag Day in the United States: A Red, White, and Blue Camp

In this 3-day camp, learners will honor Flag Day in the United States by exploring the history of the day, investigating flag facts, learning proper etiquette and folding techniques for the flag, and making a flag-inspired craft. #academic
Julie Mitchell, Ed.D.
3 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$18 per class
Meets 3x per week
Over 1 week
60 minutes per class
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Class Experience

During this three-day camp, learners will
•	Explore the history of Flag Day in the U.S.
•	Identify facts about the U.S. flag
•	Learn and practice proper flag etiquette
•	Create a flag-inspired craft (teacher-directed)
As a social studies teacher with thirty years of experience, I have studied flags and used them in various classes to teach about history, geography, and culture. I have acquired a collection of miniature flags that have been both useful and popular during these lessons. Flag projects have always been very successful with students and their enthusiasm and interests in these objects led me create an on-campus Vexillology Club. This club used research, games, and other interactive tasks to introduce students to the study of flags and included national flags, U.S. historic flags, U.S. state flags, maritime flags, and more. For several years, I also served as the trainer and mentor for my school’s flag detail team, a student team who handled the school's daily ceremony of raising and lowering the American flag on campus. In this role, I trained the team in various aspects of flag etiquette and how to determine when the flag should be flown at half-staff. I am also currently a member of the North American Vexillological Association, which proudly boasts that it is “the world’s largest organization of flag enthusiasts and scholars.”
Learners will benefit from preparing their craft materials prior to the final day of camp. Instructions will be provided during the first two days of camp.
The following supplies will be needed for camp: • 9” X 12” felt sheets (4 red, 4 white, 4 blue) • 8” wreath form/circle (Styrofoam or polystyrene) • small foam sheet (1 white—optional; size is optional) • adhesive felt stars (white—optional) • ruler • glue • markers • 9” X 12” U.S. Flag
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Learners will require a few supplies for the craft activity and may need assistance in preparing those materials.
A variety of sources are used for this camp, including YouTube video clips (which will be embedded into the slide presentations). Key information is primarily drawn from the following websites:
•	American Legion (
•	History (
•	National Constitution Center (
•	National Flag Foundation (
•	Smithsonian Institute (
•	U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (


Julie Mitchell, Ed.D.
Lives in the United States
Experienced, Award-winning Social Studies Teacher
3 total reviews
2 completed classes

About Me

Greetings Learners and Families!  My name is Julie Mitchell and I am so excited to share my passion of teaching social studies with you.  As a 30-year public school educator, I have worked with thousands of amazing students.  While most of my time... 
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