5.7 The U.S. Constitution, “America the Beautiful” and “The Star Spangled Banner”
Step 1. Questions
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.
5.7.6 Know the songs that express American ideals (e.g., "America the Beautiful," "The Star Spangled Banner").
Research the ideals that inform the U.S. Constitution and the songs, “America the Beautiful“ and “the Star-Spangled Banner“. Here are some questions to guide your research.
To begin, visit the Internet sites listed in Step 2. You may also choose to visit a library, read a book about the subject, or interview an adult. Then follow Step 3 to write your report.
- Who wrote the Constitution and why? What ideals does it discuss?
- Who wrote the song, “America the Beautiful”? Why was it written? What ideals does it bestow on America?
- When and where was “ The Star Spangled Banner” written? Who wrote it? How and when did it become our national anthem?
- Do you see any common ideals or beliefs in all three of the texts you will be studying? How are the ideals in the Constitution and the two patriotic songs the same and different?
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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