O Say Can You See
Submitted by Megan
I have been working on something called the Star Spangled Banner project that
is sponsored through the History Channel. My entire unit is on the song and its
history, as well as the current move to preserve it before it is lost forever to
deterioration. We learn the song and what the words mean, do lesson plans based
on Math, Social Studies, Language Arts and Music. Then I show the video that the
history channel put out in December.
We made our own flags, and I allowed them the same fluidity in designing them
that Major Armistead allowed Mary Pickersgill when she sewd the Flag. I then
made up my own "Ft. McHenry" plus some warships and clouds with the words, "O
say can you see" above it. This is a very popular project and well worth the
effort. Now even the Kindergarten kids know what a rampart is and why Francis
Scott key saw the banner through the early dawns light, etc....
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