Today Roosevelt Elementary, Lakeshore Public Schools, and Sanford Middle School, Alabama are connected to Bob Heft, the current U.S. Flag Designer.
What a treat of an experience! Mr. Heft shared the story of making the flag for a class project and two years later having it accepted as the current flag. His presentation includes how he used math to design the flag, some history, and what it was like to live in the 1950s. Mr. Heft is a retired teacher and has a knack for telling the story in interesting ways for the students.
This presentation was perfect for 5th grade studying U.S. history. The students learned many interesting facts about flag history too. His story is inspirational for overcoming adversity. Many people discouraged him from his project; but he persisted and persevered.
Mr. Heft has done videoconferences before and was very comfortable with the medium. He lives in Saginaw, Michigan and travels across the country presenting to schools. During the 25 minutes we had for questions and answers, we had a fun joke between Mr. Heft, who attended Ohio State University, and the students from Roosevelt Elementary who are rooting for the University of Michigan.
This was a great session. I’ll find out how you could schedule with him & post it here.