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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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Module III: Narrative Writing through Patriotic Song

A.  (Teacher models lesson with student assistance.) During the early 1900s, the march sound of John Phillip Sousa rang across America, World War I was taking shape, cities were growing, women won the right to vote, and many homes across … Continue reading

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Module II: Informational Writing through Patriotic Song

A.   “Star Spangled Banner” Model Writing Lesson Details: What important information do the Lyrics of “The Star Spangled Banner” and related art works tell us about the life and times of Francis Scott Key and others who lived about 1812? … Continue reading

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Module I: Teaching Opinion Writing Through Patriotic Song

Table of Contents Module 1:  Teaching Opinion Writing Through Patriotic Song: A.    The Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812 B.     This Land Is Your Land and the 1960s Module 2:   Teaching Informational Writing Through Patriotic … Continue reading

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