Category Archives: Music Choral

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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A Celebration of Two Centuries of a Song — 4PM Live Stream

Two hundred years ago today, the “dawn’s early light” broke over Fort McHenry and illuminated a flag symbolizing resilience and courage. Two hundred years later, the song written by Francis Scott Key in praise of the fort’s defenders still waves … 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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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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The Star-Spangled Banner across the Arts

 2nd grade lesson by Jennifer Butler, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy Sand Springs, Oklahoma 2nd grade students will be learning about the Battle at Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key, and the composition of The Star-Spangled Banner through music, art, and dance.  Students … Continue reading

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The Music in Me

by Melissa Zirkel 1st Grade Whittier Elementary School, Kansas City Public School District Students will explore people, places, and things of the past and draw conclusions about the lives of others in relationship to their own. Students will also engage in … Continue reading

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Module III: Narrative Writing through Patriotic Song

A.  (Teacher models lesson with student assistance.) During the early 1900s, the march sound of John Phillip Sousa rang across America, World War I was taking shape, cities were growing, women won the right to vote, and many homes across … Continue reading

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