Spreading the News

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Title:

Spreading the News

URL:

https://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/pdf/starspangled/spreading_the_news.pdf

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

In this activity, students conduct a web quest with provided websites to research the history of the Star-Spangled Banner.  Then, students play the role of a reporter and write a newspaper article using their research.

Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
23 ) Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. [W.3.2]

a. Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension. [W.3.2a]

b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details. [W.3.2b]

c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information. [W.3.2c]

d. Provide a concluding statement or section. [W.3.2d]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.3.23- Compose informative or explanatory texts by stating a topic, providing facts or details, and providing an appropriate conclusion related to the topic.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
28 ) Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic. [W.3.7]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.3.28- Ask and answer questions about a topic for a research project allowing the use of digital tools and/or differing forms of media.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
12 ) Explain the significance of representations of American values and beliefs, including the Statue of Liberty, the statue of Lady Justice, the United States flag, and the national anthem.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.12- Identify representations of American values and beliefs, including the Statue of Liberty, the United States flag, and the national anthem.


Tags: flag, Star Spangled banner, symbols
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Author: Ginger Boyd