Monday, March 21, 2011

Betsy Ross

Just about everyone knows that Betsy Ross made the first American flag, but do you know how she came to be the person asked by George Washington himself to sew that flag?  Betsy’s life was full of both happiness and tragedy, successes and failures.  She lived to be 84, but few of us know much more about her than her great contribution to our history.  Check out this website to learn more about the woman who’s mark on America’s history would always be remembered.

This is an interactive website with information both on Betsy Ross herself, as well as information about the American flag itself. One interesting part of the site has a list of flag rules as well as times when those rules have been broken.  It’s a great site written for tweens which incorporates interactive elements, like a quiz about flag trivia and instructions for cutting out the perfect star in one cut, with facts and a narrative on Betsy’s life.

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