Dell, Pamela. Let's See Library: The National Anthem

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Dell, Pamela.  Let's See Library: The National Anthem. Minneapolis: Compass Points, 2004.  ISBN: 0-7565-0619-0. $14.95.

Let's See Library: The National Anthem is designed to provide a reader with information about The United States of America's National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".  Starting with the definition allows the reader to understand why an anthem is important.  The book continues with the history of the National Anthem of the United States of America.  The National Anthem takes one more step by describing the American flag and its significance in the anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Compass Point Books have a wonderful resource section in the back of their books.  This resource section has a glossary, an index, a list of facts, and additional resources.  The text is written in a format that is easy to read and indicates in bold the words in the glossary.  The illustrations make the history of "The Star-Spangled Banner" come alive for the reader.

Let's See Library: The National Anthem is an excellent resource fo any classroom.  It could be used for a discussion on national pride.  Students will identify with the playing of a national anthem at sports events.  The medal ceremony at the Winter Olympics is a great example of national pride by playing a national anthem.

Highly Recommended

Civics 1.11 - Patriotism - The students will learn the significant symbolism of the American Flag and "The Star-Spangled Banner".

English 1.1 - Oral Language - The students will learn to recite the poem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Music 1.1 - Perform - The students will learn to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Music 1.8 - Investigate - The students will learn to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a level of respect.

Music 1.11 - Connect - The students will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" every morning as a group in a moment of Patriotism.

Visual Arts 1.4 - Visual Communications and Production - The students will create their own American Flags and be able to tell the history of the American Flag.

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