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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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Singing the SSB Video Lesson 5

Click Here for Video Lesson 5 http://youtu.be/rgr0VFtf6Ds Materials Needed Internet access to YouTube Computer with projector (for students to view YouTube videos) Speakers (for students to hear the YouTube videos) Activities – Watch the video lesson linked above.  During the … Continue reading

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Singing the SSB Video Lesson 4

Click Here for Video Lesson 4 http://youtu.be/Qm235RHdGi0 Materials Needed Internet access to YouTube Computer with projector (for students to view YouTube videos) Speakers (for students to hear the YouTube videos) Activities – Watch the video lesson linked above.  During the … Continue reading

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Singing the SSB Video Lesson 3

Click Here for Video Lesson 3 http://youtu.be/cGDczAsS5tY Materials Needed Internet access to YouTube Computer with projector (for students to view YouTube videos) Speakers (for students to hear the YouTube videos) Activities – Watch the video lesson linked above.  During the … Continue reading

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Singing the SSB Video Lesson 2

Click Here for Video Lesson 2 http://youtu.be/DPZ0mVrtGjw Materials Needed Internet access to YouTube Computer with projector (for students to view YouTube videos) Speakers (for students to hear the YouTube videos) Activities – Watch the video lesson linked above.  During the … Continue reading

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Singing the SSB Video Lesson 1

Click Here for Video Lesson 1 http://youtu.be/KBtvy9cqOhI Materials Needed Internet access to YouTube Computer with projector (for students to view YouTube videos) Speakers (for students to hear the YouTube videos) Activities – Watch the video lesson linked above.  During the … Continue reading

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Singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Non-Music Classrooms

OVERVIEW by Mary L.Vincent – Monroe Public Schools This lesson series is a compilation of 5 short videos lessons (each approximately 6 minutes long) that help students rehearse singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  The videos integrate relevant locations and historical perspectives related … Continue reading

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