Thank you for returning to this brand new series here at Mama’s Learning Corner: On This Day in American History!
On this day in American History, January 13, 1794, President George Washington approved a measure adding 2 stars and 2 stripes to the American flag.
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January 13 – Flag Act of 1794
On January 13, 1794, President George Washington approved a measure adding 2 stars and 2 stripes to the American flag, following the admissions of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union.
1.) Make sure you know the basic facts of the American Flag: 50 stars which represents each state in the Union; 13 stars and stripes which represent the original 13 Colonies. Write these facts in your notebook.
2.) Complete the American Flag Reading Comprehension worksheet.
3.) Ensure you know the Pledge of Allegiance by heart. If you do not, set a goal to commit it to memory by the end of the week! Download and complete the Pledge of Allegiance copywork. There is a small poster included to help you memorize the Pledge. You can complete the copywork in your notebook or you own personal Copybook.
If you are new to On This Day in American History
If you are new to On This Day in American History, Welcome!
Each day, I share an interesting event that occurred in our nation’s past. You will learn about famous Americans, interesting inventions and their patents, American art and music, and more.
You will also find suggested activities – labeled “To do” – if you would like to research this during your homeschool’s group time in the morning, or you can assign the activities for your children to work on independently.
If you think you will do more than one day of On This Day in American History, I would encourage you to have your child keep what I call a Notebook of Knowledge. A spiral notebook or sheets of paper stapled together is more than adequate!
Have your child write the day’s event and the date at the top of his paper. If there are writing activities, have him use his best composition, grammar, and penmanship as he completes the answers. After just a few weeks or even a month, he will have an excellent resource to read through!
If you would like to use this resource throughout the month, you might be interested in purchasing the full January Calendar. It contains:
- Access to the webpage with all of the January events listed, including all suggested activities for each daily event.
- A .pdf of the January Calendar, listed in chronological order with all suggested activities
- All necessary downloads to complete the assigned activities. These same downloads are linked on the webpage, however, they are also included here for easy access.
- The answers to any questions asked in the daily activities.
You can purchase that here: