How to Use this Resource in Your Classroom: Share Your Story

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Duration: 40 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/19/2010

Share your story about the American flag with the Smithsonian! Discover the many meanings of the American flag through a contributor-based Share Your Story photo collage. After exploring the online exhibition and the photos and captions submitted by others, students will create and submit their own digital content to the Smithsonian's photo collage. Step-by-step instructions for using the Flickr site to submit photographs, handouts for students to use during discussion and brainstorming, and a template to help your students submit their photographs and captions are included. This activity guide is a part of the online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History entitled The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

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