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Children hear the story of how Benny Benson entered and won the Alaska flag contest in 1927. Children practice listening skills and demonstrate their understanding about the origins of Alaska's flag through a performance. As an option they may collaborate and perform with middle school students who write a play based on Benny's story.

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Children explore the meaning of symbols through activities relating to images suitable for Alaska. They make Alaska flags to take home and display.

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Children count the stars on Alaska's flag and make graphs or charts recording the stars they see. They explore a star map, find a "personal" constellation on the map, and make up a story about the constellation they "found."

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