The American Flag

by Anne Pemberton

Betsy Ross sewing a flag
This page creates a story starring your student or your child who travels back to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1776 to meet Betsy Ross and George Washington. He or she helps make the first American Flag.


Turn on speakers to hear "Yankee Doodle".

Directions to create story or book


Create a Personalized Story

Enter the Studeny name to appear in the story:

Click on gender: :


To make your own five point star with one snip. Go to:


Music Credits

Background Music: "Yankee Doodle", from "Martial Music of Camp Dupont", recorded on "Martial Music in the Age of Lewis and Clark" by Randolph Cabell. The tune was widely played during the time of this story and is still enjoyed today. Synthesized by Randy Cabell, 2004. Music used by permission.

Image Credits

Cover: Eagle Flags:

  1. History Hat: MSN Clipart
  2. Betsy Ross House:
  3. Betsy Ross Sewing:
  4. George Washington Standing:
  5. Flag of 1776: Unknown
  6. Map of Thirteen Colonies:
  7. George Washington with Horse:
  8. Picture of Star: MS Publisher
  9. Picture of folded Star: :
  10. Betsy Sewing Stars:

Page created June 15, 2004. Anne Pemberton. Updated Thu, 28-Oct-2010 . AP.

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