Need a unit for Veteran's or Memorial Day? This patriotic unit is packed with all sorts of fun and useful items regarding American patriotic songs! Songs included are: Star-Spangled Banner, America (My Country 'Tis of Thee), America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic, God Bless America, God Bless the U.S.A., (You're a) Grand Old Flag and ALL of the Armed forces Songs (U.S. Air Force, The Marine's Hymn, Anchors Aweigh, The Army Goes Rolling Along and Semper Paratus.
In addition to the background information pertaining to each song, lyrics are included (with the exception of God Bless the USA). The Armed Forces Songs have interactive links to take you to a YouTube video of the song and some also have the older versions (including one that is a video of the Eisenhower's Presidential Inaugural parade). Writing exercises have the students using critical thinking skills and ask them to pretend to be a composer and reacting to different situations and events.There is at least one writing exercise for each song and some have additional exercises. A scavenger hunt is also included and you know how much our middle schoolers love to get out of their seats and talk!:) This unit is designed for those older students (grades 5-9) though fourth graders may be able to use this as well.
Color, B&W and grayscale versions are all included (but not included in the page count).
Click on the links below to take a look at some of my other patriotic products:
America - Picture Song Book
America the Beautiful Picture Song Book
Armed Services Quilts (for Memorial Day and Veterans Day)
Patriotic Pride (Song Background, Lyrics, Writing, and Scavenger Hunt)
Memorial Day Worksheets
Star-Spangled Banner Booklet (Coloring & More)
Rhythm Readers (Armed Services Edition)