Time for the wearin' o' the green this month as we bid (hopefully) a fare thee well to winter white, and look forward to greener grasses and the harbinger of spring—St. Patrick's Day! It is a valuable slice of history we should all know about, so we might make the truth of the day the hallmark of our celebrations . . .
When George Washington commissioned Betsy Ross to create the first American flag in the spring of 1776, his design featured a six-pointed star. He thought cutting equal sides in a six-pointed star would be easier than a five pointed star.
However, Betsy knew better. She astounded him with her demonstration of how easy it was to cut equal-sided five-point stars from fabric with just a few folds and a scissor snip.
Here's a tutorial to cut your own 5-pointed star, just like Betsy!
Foundations of American Liberty and Independence:
American Self-Government~Even a Child Understands This
Here is one of my favorite passages from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books as she retells the moment, one 4th of July, when she understands what it means to be American, a Christian, and free:
Click READ MORE to read along or just click the PLAY button below and listen to the fascinating story of Betsy Ross and the part she played in the story of American Independence during the spring of 1776.
Download a FREE PRINTABLE to make the famous Betsy Ross 5-Pointed Star!
Running time is anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour. Brew some tea and stop--for a story.
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