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National and State Symbols

National and State Symbols

Author: Karen Cao

1st Grade A Child's Place in Time and Space

1.3 Students know and understand the symbols, icons, and traditions of the United States that provide continuity and a sense of community across time.

a. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing songs that express American ideals (e.g., "My Country 'Tis of Thee").

c. Identify American symbols, landmarks, and essential documents, such as the flag, bald eagle, Statue of Liberty, U.S. Constitution, and Declaration of Independence, and know the people and events associated with them.

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State Flags

Take a look through the state flags in the link above. 

Can you find our state flag? 

How is it different from the national flag down below? 

Our national flag consists of 50 white stars and 13 stripes. 

There are 7 red stripes and 6 white stripes. 

Pledge of Allegiance

Do you remember what we recite to the flag every morning?

"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."

National Anthem

"The Star Spangled Banner"
Can you sing along or hum it?

You may now take the quiz. 

Big Question

Why do you think symbols are important?