History of the Star Spangled Banner

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We have all heard the "Star Spangled Banner" at many points in our lives, but how often do we take the time to truly understand what the words of the national anthem mean to Americans? Don't miss this opportunity to examine the lyrics and explore the history behind an important piece of national heritage with your class. If you are pressed for time, you can combine activities from days one and two for a great instructional activity.

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  • Includes analysis of primary and secondary sources, as well as a variety of instructional strategies and mediums
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