Key to the National Anthem
Grades 9 through 12
Social Studies, Music Language Arts
Lesson Plan Summary
Starting with the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter, students will describe how the events of the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics of "The Star Spangled Banner."
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National Standards associated with this lesson plan
- Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
- People, Places and Environments
- Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
- Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
- Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
Monument and Historic