The Star Spangled Learning
Teaching the history behind the Star Spangled Banner
Linking the Learning to the TEKS
How to relate this to PBL...
The teacher will use the TEKS to obtain the focus of the learning that needs to take place. Francis Scott Key creates a blog or some other web based tool or another medium such as painting or comic strip or writing in order to present the historical information found.
Entry Event for this project...
We will have "FSK" come to our classroom and talk to our students about what he was thinking the night he wrote the Star Spangled Banner. He will also visit his blog with them.
The Driving Question-Gives voice and choice
Students can create a blog in which they chronicle all of the research that they have gathered regarding FSK and his national significance.
Students can create a current song which defines the meaning and the history in The Star Spangled Banner.
Students will create a video in which they represent the history of FSK and The Star Spangled Banner. They can dress up like him, have a news interview with him, the sky is the limit, but the history must be presented.