Category Archives: High School

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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Development of American Democracy: An Analysis of the Evolution of American Political Parties to the Anacreon Tune

Development of American Democracy:  An Analysis of the Evolution of American Political Parties to the Anacreon Tune AP US History Social Studies Grade Levels (9–12) by Vincent Stewart, Bowie High School The Development of American Democracy Lesson Plan Overview:   A student centered activity … 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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War of 1812 Cause & Effect and Create Your Own Political Cartoon

War of 1812 Cause & Effect and  Create Your Own Political Cartoon   Directions: Complete the Cause and Effect chart below. Then, follow directions for the political cartoon below.   War of 1812 Causes Description Impressed Soldiers Native American Attacks … Continue reading

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Elements of Political Cartoons

Elements of Political Cartoons Symbolism Cartoonists use simple objects, or symbols, to stand for larger concepts or ideas. After you identify the symbols in a cartoon, think about what the cartoonist intends each symbol to stand for. Examples of Symbols … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Compare & Contrast

War of 1812 Compare & Contrast   Directions: Using the information you’ve learned about the War of 1812 from the Smithsonian Magazine article, your textbook, and lecture, complete the following chart.   American Point of View British Point of View … Continue reading

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British View of The War of 1812

The British View the War of 1812 Quite Differently Than Americans Do The star-spangled war confirmed independence for the United States. But for Great Britain, it was a betrayal By  Amanda Foreman July 2014 As we look forward to celebrating … Continue reading

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