The Incredible Story Behind the Star Spangled Banner

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This is the incredible story of the Star Spangled Banner. It took major sacrifice to maintain our country’s freedom in its early days, and this song tells the story of that sacrifice. We hear this song often at sporting events and at school. As such, it is easy to get distracted and not think about what the song’s lyrics truly mean. After watching this video, you will never think about our national anthem the same way again.

Additional Resources:

  • Here is a website that gives the lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner.
  • Here is a website that tells all about the Star Spangled Banner.

Topics for Discussion:

  • What three words would you use to describe this story to a friend?
  • What does it mean to be patriotic?
  • Why is freedom so important?

Take Action:

  • Learn the lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner and fully appreciate what they mean to our country!
  • When you see soldiers, show them your gratitude for their brave service to our country!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

 

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