Category Archives: History

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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