Francis Scott Key Teacher Resources
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Sensory “Star Spangled Banner”Lesson Planet
4th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Music can help us to access memories and events in a meaningful way, and Francis Scott Key used specific words to convey what he had seen and felt when writing what would become America's national anthem. Help your class connect to the...
History of the Star Spangled BannerLesson Planet
8th CCSS: Designed
We have all heard the "Star Spangled Banner" at many points in our lives, but how often do we take the time to truly understand what the words of the national anthem mean to Americans? Don't miss this opportunity to examine the lyrics...
Musical Form of "The Star-Spangled Banner"Lesson Planet
5th - 8th
Students use a recording of "The Star Spangled Banner," to identify the AABC form of the anthem and describe the repetitions and contrasts in the piece of music. They memorize the music in eight-measure phrases being aware of the form...
The United States Flag as a SymbolLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Though September 11 was the most devastating attack on American soil, it was not the first. Middle schoolers discuss the symbolism of the American flag pulled from the debris at the World Trade Center, and how the flag connects to that...
A History of the War of 1812 and The Star-Spangled BannerLesson Planet
3rd - 8th
Students examine the causes and outcomes of the War of 1812, and determine the chronology of the Star-Spangled Banner. In this War of 1812 lesson, students learn vocabulary and read a narrative about the War of 1812 before participating...