Category Archives: Recordings

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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Star Spangled Songbook Published!

Our book of sheet music and anthem history—the Star Spangled Songbook—has been published to mark the song’s 201st anniversary! The Star Spangled Songbook tells a largely forgotten story of the United States of America—of the symbiosis of both anthem and … 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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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_ Lesson 1

Guiding Question – Why did we go to War? Focus Words – Freedom/Independence/Liberty Introduction: 1) Introduce “Paul Revere’s Ride” through one of the videos and KWL Chart. Ask students: What do you know about Paul Revere? Why is it important … 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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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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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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