US Flag Patriotic or National Song Photo Story

There are many songs related to patriotism and our nation. Some are connected to holidays, many are not.

1. Poll your class: What is your favorite patriotic song?

What percentage of your class selected your favorite patriotic song?

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2. Select a song or piece of music related to patriotism or a patriotic holiday.
Make a digital photo report about the song/music.

Look into the history or the story of the music and lyrics. Search on the Internet.


The composer and the date it was composed or how old is it.

Is there a special story about the song?

Who is credited with the most famous playing or singing of it?
Example - I think Ms. Whitney Houston's performance of the Star Spangled Banner was extraordinary.

Illustrate the song or make a slide show to the music using photos.

Software options:

Digital Project Advice

Mac - iMovie tutorial will do this. Another iMovie tutorial

You can also do this with Hyperstudio, Kid Pix Studio Deluxe and Storybook Weaver software (Use their clip art not photos).

Photo Story 3 - free download from Microsoft that lets you easily create narrated "mini-movies" using photographs. It has a built in music generator that allows you to put your story to music, copyright free. Tutorial

Pics4Learning - copyright friendly images for use in education projects

"A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself;
and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths,
the history which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth. Henry Ward Beecher

U.S. Symbols activity | A Note for Freedom reverberating through the centuries

Fourth of July Celebration Plan / History Mystery Message Challenge

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Released to public domain in honor of Northumberland County's extraordinary citizen and patriot, Eleanor Kuhns.
She served her community as every citizen should with courage, honesty & determination.

4/2008, updated 1/2019, Cynthia J. O'Hora. Individuals and educators may use this activity for use in a non profit setting.