Francis Scott Key: August 1, 1779
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learnt the date August 1, 1779 as the birthday of famous poet, Francis Scott Key. Students read about his poem, "The Star Spangled Banner" and write their own poem honoring a specific moment in history.
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Sensory “Star Spangled Banner”
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...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
General Music: Grades 4 & 5
The story behind the Star Spangled Banner sets off this singing and music lesson. Emergent singers study facts about Francis Scott Key and his famous song, they then discuss and practice singing the first verse paying close attention to...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Pulley Systems Used at Fort McHenry
What a great opportunity to integrate science into your lesson on the War of 1812! Discover how pulley systems were used to move 1,000 lb. cannons at the Battle of Fort McHenry, and to raise the flag that would inspire Francis Scott Key...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 1
As a practice writing test, fourth graders use the West of the West's documentary Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island and two print resources as source materials for an informative article that identifies information that is historically...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Island of the Blue Dolphins: A Novel Study
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell? Use this set of worksheets to accompany a novel study of the famous book. Each set of sheets is broken up to include two chapters of reading comprehension, vocabulary study, research...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable