Monthly Archives: July 2014

Symbols and Sounds of Freedom

  TITLE: Symbols and Sounds of Freedom Primary Subject: Social Studies Secondary Subject: Reading/Language Arts Grade Levels (4–6) Homer L. Thomas, Prince George’s County, MD Short Description: Symbols and sounds convey meaning and often evoke an emotional connection or response. … Continue reading

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Everyday is The Star-Spangled Banner Day!

 Everyday is “The Star-Spangled Banner” Day! Vocal Music Grades 4-6 by Kaii Lee Irvine Unified School District, CA Every teacher can use “The Star-Spangled Banner” as a teaching tool to teach music in elementary school classes. Goals and Objectives Read, … Continue reading

Posted in Banner Moments, Choral, Education, Elementary, Fort McHenry, Fort McHenry, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Library of Congress, Melody, Music Choral, NEH, Smithsonian, Star Spangled Music Day, Thomas Hampson, Voice | Leave a comment

The Star-Spangled Banner: An American Icon

Music: Interdisciplinary Grade Levels: 6-8 by Barbara Poole, Flat Rock Middle School, East Flat Rock, NC   Goals and Objectives Describe the learning outcomes and/or goals. 1. Students will have a basic knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the writing of … Continue reading

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Freedom Week Celebration

Freedom-Week-Celebration School-wide Participation Grade Levels (K-5) by Janet H. Berry, Celeste Henkel Elememtary Iredell-Statesville Schools, Statesville, North Carolina Description Click the link above to download a power point give you ideas of how to share this Star-Spangled 200th Birthday Celebration … Continue reading

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American Patriotism: The Symbols that Bind Us

*Star Spangled Banner PowerPoint * American Patriotic Symbols PowerPoint           American Patriotism: The Symbols that Bind Us U.S. History, Secondary Subject Grade Levels (8 and 11) by B. Anguiano, Laguna Creek High School There are several lesson components connected to … Continue reading

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The Star-Spangled Banner across the Arts

 2nd grade lesson by Jennifer Butler, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy Sand Springs, Oklahoma 2nd grade students will be learning about the Battle at Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key, and the composition of The Star-Spangled Banner through music, art, and dance.  Students … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Dance, Education, Elementary, F.S. Key, Fort McHenry, Grades K-2, History, History, K-2, Melody, Music Choral, Mythconceptions, Social Studies, Star Spangled Music Day, Subject Area, Teaching Ideas, Visual Art, Voice | Leave a comment


IV.  Writing Historical Fiction:  Folk Music (no model lesson included; however teacher assists students as needed) Description: Students build background experience of knowledge about the lives of others in America in the mid-1900s.  This empathy will enable students to write historically accurate narrative … Continue reading

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