ERIC Number: ED450018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Star-Spangled Banner Project: Save Our History[TM]. Teacher's Manual, Grades K-8.
O'Connell, Libby, Ed.
The Star-Spangled Banner is the original flag that flew over Fort McHenry in Baltimore (Maryland) during its attack by the British during the War of 1812. It inspired Francis Scott Key, a lawyer being held on board a British ship in Baltimore Harbor, to write a poem that later became the words to the national anthem. Since 1907, the Star-Spangled Banner has been part of the collection at the Smithsonian Institution and has hung as the centerpiece of the National Museum of American History in Washington for over 30 years. Now the flag is being examined, cleaned, repaired, and preserved for future generations. This teacher's manual about the flag's history features an interdisciplinary project that focuses on history, music, language arts, and science. Following an introduction, the manual is divided into grade-level sections: Section One: Grades K-2; Section Two: Grades 3-5; and Section Three: Grades 6-8. Each section begins with an overview and contains activities in various academic disciplines. An appendix contains words and music to "The Star-Spangled Banner." Cites several primary sources and other resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Heritage Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle Schools, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, United States History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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