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Students read part of the exhibit catalog and learn about the 1927 Alaska Flag Contest. Students create their own criteria for a meaningful classroom flag and conduct a classroom flag contest.

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After reading the story of Benny Benson, the designer of the Alaska flag, students select other famous Alaskans to research. Students share their information in a written or oral report.

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Students learn about Alaska's state flag and the meaning and symbolism behind the design. They then select, research, and present the meaning and symbolism of a different state flag.

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Students discuss flag etiquette and research laws and organizations that promote flag etiquette. They demonstrate the proper ways to handle, display and fold flags.

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