Category Archives: Grades 3-5

O Say Can You Sequence?

Grades 2-4 by Kathryn S. Gallagher PS13Q The Greatest Flag That Ever Flew details the creation of “The Star Spangled Banner” through the eyes of Caroline Pickersgill, daughter of flag maker Mary Pickersgill. Students will sequence this key event in American history, … Continue reading

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Symbols and Sounds of Freedom

  TITLE: Symbols and Sounds of Freedom Primary Subject: Social Studies Secondary Subject: Reading/Language Arts Grade Levels (4–6) Homer L. Thomas, Prince George’s County, MD Short Description: Symbols and sounds convey meaning and often evoke an emotional connection or response. … 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 Music of Poetry: Decoded_Lesson 3

Guiding Question – What do our National Symbols mean to me? Focus Word – Liberty Lesson 3 – Emma Lazarus Introduction: 1) Introduce “The New Colossus” by asking what immigrant means. Capture the answers in a wordle. 2) Read “The … 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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Module II: Informational Writing through Patriotic Song

A.   “Star Spangled Banner” Model Writing Lesson Details: What important information do the Lyrics of “The Star Spangled Banner” and related art works tell us about the life and times of Francis Scott Key and others who lived about 1812? … Continue reading

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Who am I? Who are We? Defining Our American Identity

Who am I? Who are We? Defining our American Identity? Social Studies, U.S. History Grade Levels (5-8) Monica Crenshaw, T.L. Marsalis E.S. This digital project is designed to help young students explore the concepts behind how American Identity is formed … Continue reading

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