Have you ever wondered about why songs are written? America the Beautiful, the Story is the history behind one of America's most beloved patriotic songs. This resource has information on the poet, the composer, the inspiration behind its writing, and a national historic landmark. Also included are two versions of vocabulary word/ activities and comprehension questions, as well as crossword and word search puzzles that will help you differentiate for your struggling learners, resource or EL students. Help your students learn music appreciation while at the same time working on history, geography, language arts, math and writing.