The Star Spangled Banner:
The Story & the Song (4-6)
     
  Overview
The teacher project pack contains a project overview, objectives, and guidelines; correlations to Illinois state learning standards; step-by-step project directions; and a list of cross-curricular extension activity ideas.

The flag is one of our nation's most important symbols and is the central character of our national anthem. This project introduces students to the key historical events that led to the creation of this important song, helping them to learn the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner and expand their overall understanding of our nation's history.

To complete the project students will . . .

  • learn about key historical events that led to the creation of our national anthem through a multimedia presentation.
  • learn the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner with the assistance of a primary-source, multimedia presentation.
  • compare and contrast illustrations of historical song sheets for The Star Spangled Banner and contemplate the effective use of symbols.
  • design their own song sheets based on their understanding of the song's lyrics and what these words mean to them individually.
 
     
     
  Teacher Project Materials

NOTE: To view the multimedia presentations (.wmv files), you will need the appropriate free version of Microsoft Windows Media Player®. To view the Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation (.ppt file), you will need that software or the free PowerPoint reader. Because these are extremely large files; we recommend that you download the files rather than viewing them online.

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