1. Program begins with a discussion about the Star Spangled Banner and where we hear it today.
2. Students will listen to the National Anthems of other countries and discuss how these songs are similar and different from our National Anthem.
3. Students will then analyze the lyrics to the U.S. National Anthem and learn about the history behind the song.
4. As a class,students will discuss the purpose of a national anthem.
5. We will listen to other patriotic American songs and debate whether any of them might be a better national anthem than the Star Spangled Banner.
The participants will:
-- gain a deeper understanding of the role of a National Anthem
-- develop critical thinking and literacy skills associated with primary source analysis
-- engage in a discussion about what qualifies a song to be a National Anthem
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.1 -- Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.2 -- Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.7 -- Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.9 -- Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. This program can be adapted for various grade levels. Outlined below are the 5th grade benchmarks and standards met by this program.
UNITED STATES HISTORY CONTENT STANDARDS
Era 3 -- Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
-- Standard 3: The institutions and practices of government created during the Revolution and how they were revised between 1787 and 1815 to create the foundation of the American political system based on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
C3 FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL STUDIES
D2.His.16.3-5 Use evidence to develop a claim about the past.
D2.His.6.3-5. Describe how people’s perspectives shaped the historical sources they created.
D4.4.3-5 Critique arguments.
Common Core Standards for Literacy
RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawning inferences from the text.
RI.5.9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
This program can be adapted for various grade levels. Outlined below are the 5th grade benchmarks and standards met by this program.
Maryland Content Standards:
5.c.2.a Describe Maryland's role in the War of 1812
6.A.4.a Identify and explain what is directly stated in the text
6.A.4.b Identify, paraphrase, or summarize the main idea of the text