Category Archives: Cultural Diversity

Abolitionist Star Spangled Banner —”Oh Say, Do You Hear?” (1844)

In the 19th-century, the music and words known today as the national anthem of the United States —”The Star-Spangled Banner”—was deeply associated with American identity but just one of many patriotic songs. All of America’s patriotic songs were part of … Continue reading

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_Lesson 3

Guiding Question – What do our National Symbols mean to me? Focus Word – Liberty Lesson 3 – Emma Lazarus Introduction: 1) Introduce “The New Colossus” by asking what immigrant means. Capture the answers in a wordle. 2) Read “The … Continue reading

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Music & Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance

The Star Spangled Banner Echoed in the Literature and Music of the Harlem Renaissance Music/Library Science Grade Levels (9, 10) Julia Loving, School Media Specialist Pelham Preparatory Academy Description Using print and non-print resources available in the school library, students … Continue reading

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The Star Spangled Banner in Multicultural Societies

The Star Spangled Banner in Multicultural Societies Social Studies, World Geography 6–8, 9–12 by Betsy Blount, Tom C. Clark High School A look at what the Star Spangled Banner means to different ethnic groups in America’s multicultural society Goals and … Continue reading

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