American history is introduced through its most identifiable symbol. The flag is traced from the original flag adopted by George Washington to separate America from Great Britain through subsequent changes up to the recent addition of the fiftieth star. Important events involving the bunting are also included such as Francis Scott ey's inspiration (the Anthem is here twice--with and without music); and the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. Also given are the Pledge of Allegiance, rules for flying the flag, dates when the states joined the Union, and directions for making the flag with diagrams for cutting the stars. The book has been patriotically done up in red, white and blue (blue print--red titles) with standard drawings. An informative book that second-graders can easily handle.