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Learn the history behind The Star-Spangled Banner and how it became our national anthem.
Students research the history of The Star-Spangled Banner and its author, Francis Scott Key.
Have students choose a line from the song and illustrate what they think it means.
The artwork shown for this lesson plan is an illustration of the line, “And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”
Use Crayola® Crayons and Crayola Washable Markers to draw the bombardment that Francis Scott Key witnessed in the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. That inspired him to write the poem "Defense of Fort McHenry" which eventually became the national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Cut small pieces of cardboard to raise the flag off the page. Glue the cardboard to the page and the flag with Crayola School Glue.
Embellish the flag with Crayola Glitter Glue. Allow to dry overnight.
Focus on historic achievements and positive role models with this collaborative monument making project.
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Create an original pop-art repetitive portrait based on a study the life and work of Andy Warhol.
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