Star Spangled Banner: National Anthem Lesson

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The Star Spangled Banner! We sing it every game, what does it really mean? Written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812, the lyrics to the U.S. National Anthem will be analyzed and rewritten by students to gain a better understanding of this great song. History, vocabulary, and creative writing are all an essential part of this activity. This product is also included in my Star Spangled Banner: Mini-Unit which includes 3 excellent resources on the Star Spangled Banner and they are all GOOGLE DRIVE ready. Add more value to your lesson by getting this full, Mini-Unit bundle in GOOGLE DRIVE format!

What's Included:

The preview shows all that is included. You will get a total of 2 worksheets. One worksheet includes student directions, a visual copy of the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner, and a list of vocabulary words with their definitions. The second worksheet has all four stanzas to the National Anthem for students to see the full song. Many do not know that there are really four verses to our National Anthem. We only sing the first! Enjoy this fun little activity with your students.

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Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.


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