Poetry and Our National Anthem

Grade Range: 6-8
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Primary Source
Duration: 50 Minutes
Date Posted: 11/19/2008

Was Francis Scott Key a good poet? In this classroom activity, students will analyze  "The Star-Spangled Banner" for Key's use of poetic devices. They will then express the meaning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" national anthem in their own words and write their own poetry in relation to the flag or other historical event.  This activity is included in the online exhibition entitled The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

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