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Oh Say! What a Big Flag!

Grades 4 through 6

Social Studies, Math, Music

Lesson Plan Summary

Starting with the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter, students will understand and demonstrate measurement skills. Students will analyze the national anthem.

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National Standards associated with this lesson plan

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

  • Time, Continuity, and Change


Historical Thinking Standards for Grades 5-12 (NCHS)

  • Standard 1A: Chronological Thinking
  • Standard 2B: Historical Comprehension: Reconstruct the literal meaning of a historical passage


  • Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
  • Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
  • Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Common Core Standards


Common Core Math Standards

  • Measurement and Data - solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit: Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter image
Fort McHenry National
Monument and Historic
Shrine Quarter

The Department of the Treasury Seal