Category Archives: Elementary

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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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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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

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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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