Flags



This quiz is a visual recognition and memory recall based activity. But it is also intended to be a fun session, with each slide being paused to promote discussion. Discuss the use of flags, as national standards, for days of celebration, to signify when HRH Queen Elizabeth is in residence, to honour visiting VIPs, to mark days of tragedy (flown at half mast), to drape over the coffins of fallen soldiers. Use the flags to discuss each country/organisation and what they are famous for. If time, use the flags to focus in on each country's location on a world map. Maybe use Google Earth to 'visit' tourist attractions in major cities, or talk about the people, cultures and foods of those countries. Add flags as members think of others, from places visited or countries they originated from.




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1. EU

2. UK (Union Jack) 3. ‎Scotland (Saltire) 4. ‎England (St George's Flag) 5. ‎Cornwall (St Pirran's Flag) 6. ‎Isle Of Man (Manx Flag) 7. ‎Jersey 8. ‎Northern Ireland 9. ‎Ireland (Irish Tricolour) 10. ‎Vatican City 11. ‎France (French Tricolour) 12. ‎Italy 13. ‎Spain 14. ‎USA (Star Spangled Banner or Old Glory) 15. ‎Canada (Royal Union Flag) 16. ‎Australia 17. ‎Brazil 18. ‎China 19. ‎India 20. ‎Germany 21. ‎Russia 22. ‎LGBT (Rainbow Flag) 23. ‎Japan 24. ‎Switzerland 25. ‎South Africa 26. ‎Sweden 27. ‎United Nations 28. ‎Royal National Lifeboat Institution 29. ‎Jolly Roger 30. ‎Royal Standard 31. ‎Egypt 32. ‎Olympic Flag (each colour symbolises a continent) 33. ‎Blue Flag (beaches) 34. ‎Jamaica


35. Israel


36. Argentina


37. South Korea


38. Greece


39. Norway


40. Wales (Y Draid Goch or Red Dragon)



There are a few red herrings in there, i.e. flags related to organisations. Again, there will be others to add. Finally, there a few songs associated with flags: - Star Spangled Banner (USA National Anthem) - ‎White Flag, Dido - ‎We'll Keep The Red Flag Flying (Labour Party) - ‎Blowin' In The Wind, Bob Dylan - ‎Rule Britannia (Last Night Of The Proms) - ‎Do You Hear The People Sing (Les Miserables)


- God Save The Queen


- Mae'n Held Wlad Fy Nhadau

Maybe listen to these on Spotify or YouTube. Can anyone think of any more songs to add?




ADDITIONAL RELATED ACTIVITY


You could also use this playlist to complement the ‘Flags Quiz’ activity. Play the first few bars of each song (without giving the country name or associated place away) and get people to name the group & song

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3DL3QlpCrUNngqP51DDcfh?si=63NNo71IT36M3YJv8gjQSQ…


Can anyone think of any I’ve missed?

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