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 America had a piano or another musical instrument inside. If we personified our United States Flag and encouraged it to talk, what might it have said in 1925? Write a narrative story in which the flag is telling part of its story at this time in history. See procedure.
B. Think about the music and poetry of today’s United States. If our flag could tell its story, what would it tell. Write a narrative story which reflects several details of today’s life from the perspective of our United States flag. See procedure.