Monthly Archives: July 2014

Physical Education—Colonial Dance Lesson

Students will learn a colonial dance from 1814 when The Star-Spangled Banner was written.  Students will first watch several videos of children performing colonial dances and then learn the dances.  Students can perform the dances in their Physical Education classes … Continue reading

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Music Lesson-Learning about Francis Scott Key and the song The Star-Spangled Banner

Students will be learning about Francis Scott Key, the Battle at Fort McHenry, and the story of the composition of The Star-Spangled Banner.  Students will be learning to sing the song, The Star-Spangled Banner through several methods such as listening, … Continue reading

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Visual Art Lesson—Studying Paintings of the Battle at Fort McHenry

In preparation for the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner, students will learn about the Battle at Fort McHenry by studying paintings portraying this event.  Students will also study the painting By the Dawn’s Early Light painted for the 100th … Continue reading

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Development of American Democracy: An Analysis of the Evolution of American Political Parties to the Anacreon Tune

Development of American Democracy:  An Analysis of the Evolution of American Political Parties to the Anacreon Tune AP US History Social Studies Grade Levels (9–12) by Vincent Stewart, Bowie High School The Development of American Democracy Lesson Plan Overview:   A student centered activity … Continue reading

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Chronicles of War: How Artists, Poets, and Musicians share their experiences during the War of 1812

Chronicles of War: How artists, poets, and musicians share their experiences during the War of 1812 Social Studies, Music/Arts Suggested use. Professional Development/All levels by Clydia Forehand, Tulsa (OK) Public Schools Description. This project intends to make the arts-chronicles of the War of 1812 (including Star-Spangled Banner) … Continue reading

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“Becoming” American: Symbols, Signs, and Songs

 “Becoming” American: Symbols, signs, and songs Social studies, visual art, music, literature Grade Levels (adaptable to all levels) by Clydia Forehand, Tulsa (OK) Public Schools Description. Project intends to involve students on both sides of the issue (native or naturalized) in understanding how … Continue reading

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O Say Can You Sequence?

Grades 2-4 by Kathryn S. Gallagher PS13Q The Greatest Flag That Ever Flew details the creation of “The Star Spangled Banner” through the eyes of Caroline Pickersgill, daughter of flag maker Mary Pickersgill. Students will sequence this key event in American history, … Continue reading

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