Category Archives: Smithsonian

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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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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Star Spangled Festival Performance

The Star Spangled Banner Anthem: Celebrating the origin and meaning through performance Information Literacy/Interdisciplinary Arts Grades 9-12 Brenda J. Cowe- School Library Media Specialist Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts Students from choral and instrumental music, theater, dance, visual art … 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 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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The Music of Poetry: Decoded

The Music of Poetry: Decoded Primary Subject – Language Arts Secondary Subject – Social Studies Grade Level (5th) by Janet H. Berry, Celeste Henkel Elementary, Iredell-Statesville Schools, North Carolina Unit Overview: Three lessons using poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), … Continue reading

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SSB Celebration Week Resource Pack

RESOURCE PACKET for Star Spangled Banner Birthday Celebration Week by: Susan Ferguson Scroll through this pack to see suggested activities for each day of the week. Booklist FRANCIS SCOTT KEY’S STAR-SPANGLED BANNER, Monica Kulling THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER in TRANSLATION, Elizabeth … Continue reading

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