Star Spangled Karaoke

posted Nov 27, 2010, 8:27 PM by John Lustig   [ updated Nov 28, 2010, 6:59 AM ]
Description
Students will use online resources to learn about the history of the U.S. National Anthem. Students will read the lyrics to the "Star Spangled Banner" while listening to the music using online resources that include streaming audio. Students will blog to express in writing their emotional reaction after reading the lyrics of the "Star Spangled Banner", the U.S. National Anthem. 

Students will blog what it means to them to be a U.S. citizen.

Subject Area
American History

Grade Level
6-8, 9-12

Technology Integrated
Web-based resources: Streaming audio, text material
Blogging tools (Blogger, Tumblr, etc.)

Link
See lesson pdf attached below.

Activities
Step 1- Read the history of the “Star Spangled Banner”: 
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/spangle.htm#history 

Step 2 – Read the lyrics of the “Star Spangled Banner” while you listen to the music (the music will 
automatically start playing when you visit the web site). Try singing the lyrics as the music plays. 
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/spangle.htm

Step 3 – Write a 20-30 word blog post that describes your personal reaction to reading the “Star 
Spangled Banner” lyrics. How did they make you feel?

Step 4 – In a 100 word blog post describe for an immigrant new to the United States define U.S. 
citizenship and explain what being a U.S. citizen means to you.
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John Lustig,
Nov 27, 2010, 8:29 PM
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