American Flags Blog

  1. 20+ Ideas for Incorporating Patriotism in Your Home School Curriculum

    family holding up american flag One of the greatest aspects of homeschooling is your ability to instill values into your everyday routine. Patriotism is devotion to one’s country, and it perpetuates the idea that your family is part of something greater than themselves. Several home school curriculums have specific resources regarding this topic.
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  2. Historic Flags of the Smithsonian – A Visitor's Guide

    star spangled banner Until the War of 1812, the American flag was generally considered a utilitarian object and didn’t attract the reverence of the general public. Its primary function was to identify ships and forts. Throughout history, the flag has emerged time and again to rally the nation in a time of crisis.
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  3. Fact or Fiction: Familiar Stories About the Founding Fathers and Past Presidents

    historic painting george washington The Founding Fathers are celebrated and, you might say, revered by most Americans. Americans are naturally interested in the founding of the nation whose flag they wave and hearing stories about the men and women responsible its foundation. Because of this, many familiar stories have been told about them. Some of the stories are true, some of them are apocryphal, but which ones are which?
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  4. Contemporary Celebrities Who Volunteer with the USO

    closeup USA military uniform The USO (United Service Organization) is a wonderful program that is focused on helping men and women in the Armed Forces stay connected to family and their country. President Franklin D. Roosevelt founded the USO in 1941 to lift the morale of military members while in uniform. The USO is chartered by Congress but relies heavily on private donations to function. Today, there are over 200 USO centers in many countries on every continent.
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  5. Bringing the Past to Life – 18 Engaging American History Lessons

    history class blackboard History has never been one of the most popular topics in school for most students. The thought of needing to memorize a page full of facts and dates is enough to give the shudders to even the most stoic of students. How many times did a history teacher hear, “But why can’t history be fun?”
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  6. Best American History Picture Books for Young Children

    library shelf childrens books Getting your child excited about history starts with reading to them at a young age. With a myriad of books about history, there are so many excellent books to pick from. Each of these books will spark your child’s imagination, as well as give them a small sense of pride as they begin to understand the country they are a part of.
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  7. 12 Postage Stamps to Add Panache to Your Wedding Invitations

    cream wedding stationery set There are many things to think about when planning your wedding – the décor, the ceremony, the music…the dress! One thing you will likely spend many hours contemplating is your wedding invitation. This is often the first glimpse your guests will see of what to expect at your wedding, and you want to wow them!
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  8. Celebrating Our Finest Leaders: Top Five Presidential Libraries

    presidential library highway sign Presidential libraries are quintessentially and patriotically American. Located across the United States, these libraries are nothing like your local neighborhood library. In fact, the 15 Presidential libraries are a combination of national history, the personal history of the leaders of the land, and a record of the times in which the leaders served.
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  9. Best American History Museums for the Whole Family

    US flag national musem of american history entrance Memorial Day may have passed, but it is always a good time to catch up on American history. Fully stocked with original artifacts, museums that focus on U.S. history also provide unique hands-on experiences that truly immerse you in historical events. With that in mind, we've rounded up the seven best American history museums for the whole family to help you decide where to visit this summer.
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  10. Outdoor Decorations for Summer Solstice

    Summertime is marked by hot days and warm nights, cookouts and outdoor get-togethers. The days of summer are long. In fact, they are some of the longest of the year. The summer solstice occurs on Thursday, June 21, and many people celebrate this longest day of the year.

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