The Star Spangled Banner: 3-5

star spangled banner

Overview

Through analysis of secondary and primary sources, students are introduced to key historical events that led to the creation of the U.S. national anthem, helping them to learn the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner and expanding their overall understanding of U.S. history. After, students apply their newfound knowledge as they contemplate the significance that the song and the American flag have for them personally.

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Grade

Elementary

Subjects

Civics, Music, Social Studies

Length

160 minutes

Topics

design, Francis Scott Key, national anthem, song sheets, songs, star spangled banner, U.S. flag

Author

Primary Source Nexus

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