California History Standards, 5th grade:
5.7 Students describe the people and events associated with the development of the
U.S. Constitution and analyze the Constitution’s significance as the foundation
of the American republic.
6. Know the songs that express American ideals (e.g., “America the Beautiful,” “The Star Spangled Banner”).
Students will know the importance of The Star Spangled Banner and will be able to sing it.
Big Question for you to think about:
What is the Star Spangled Banner (also known as the national anthem)?
The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics:
Note that this is the full song. Most of the time, only the first verse (first paragraph) is sung. Read through the whole song and try to think about the meaning.
Read facts about the national anthem at this web site.
Source: US Army, DOE
Source: Carly Rose Sonenclar, MLB, NY Mets, Youtube