This power point is designed to be used during patriotic and memorial type lessons or units. The presentation is one-touch slide mobile for your students to sing the National Anthem. This is an excellent teaching tool for all grades and areas. It is especially important to introduce and utilize around heartening times for our country: 9/11, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and other Days that appreciate the men and women serving or who have served in our United States Armed Services, Police, Fire Fighters or others that give their lives everyday for our country.
"The Star Spangled Banner", was ordered played at military and naval occasions by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, but was not designated the national anthem by an Act of Congress until 1931.
The words were written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, who had been inspired by the sight of the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry after a night of heavy British bombardment. The text was immediately set to a popular melody of the time, "To Anacreon in Heaven."
The National Anthem consists of four verses. On almost every occasion only the first verse is sung.