“Florida’s state flag was adopted at the same time as the seal, in 1868, and it showed the seal on a white background. In 1889, the legistlature added the diagonal red bars we see today, because people wanted the flag to have more color and so that it would not look all white when it hung limply.”
The Young Naturalist’s Guide to Florida, page 3
- Read Chapter 1: page 3 about the Florida State Seal and Flag.
- Discuss the symbols within the state seal.
Print out the State Flag coloring page for your notebook.