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Free Music Lesson on “The Star-Spangled Banner”~Great for Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day! Let’s do a free music lesson on “The Star-Spangled Banner” today!

Here is a free lesson all about the "Star-Spangled Banner," the poem and the song. #musiclessonsforkids #musiclesson #musiceducation #homeschoolmusic #patrioticmusic #musicinourhomeschool
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Music Lesson on “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Have your kids learned the American National Anthem yet? The poem “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812 and was originally called “The Defence of Fort McHenry.”

Here is a free lesson all about the "Star-Spangled Banner," the poem and the song. #musiclessonsforkids #musiclesson #musiceducation #homeschoolmusic #patrioticmusic #musicinourhomeschool

Background Story

Learn the background of the poem/song here:

Hear it sung and played here:

If you’d like a free online lesson on 5 more Patriotic songs, head over to the ever-popular 15-Minute Music Lessons online course. There is also a lesson on “The Star-Spangled Banner” included there!

“The Star-Spangled Banner” Copywork

I have prepared a great 15-page “Star-Spangled Banner” Printable Pack. It contains the first verse of America’s National Anthem in 3 different styles of copywork: regular, dotted, and cursive. There are also 2 coloring pages and a fill-in-the-blank page.

The Star-Spangled Banner printable pack contains 15 pages of copywork of verse one of America's National Anthem (3 styles: regular, dotted, and cursive), coloring pages, and a fill-in-the-blank page. #musicinourhomeschool #starspangledbanner #musiclessonsforkids #patrioticmusic #copywork

Where to Purchase

You may purchase the 15-page pack for only $2.50 at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. If you head over to TPT, please  “Follow” me there and leave feedback for anything you’ll purchase because you’ll get credits for future purchases!

The Star-Spangled Banner printable pack contains 15 pages of copywork of verse one of America's National Anthem (3 styles: regular, dotted, and cursive), coloring pages, and a fill-in-the-blank page. #musicinourhomeschool #starspangledbanner #musiclessonsforkids #patrioticmusic #copywork

Free Sample of “The Star-Spangled Banner” Copywork

Here is a 4-page sample of the first verse of America’s National Anthem in regular copywork:

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Freebie for “The Pledge of Allegiance”

I have an offer to share with you!

The Stricklands are happy to share “The Pledge of Allegiance Song” that Mike Strickland wrote. They are offering it license-free to homeschool curriculums and at no cost to students who can learn to play and sing it.

There are two versions available. Version 1 is here, and Version 2 is here so you can preview them and see the video.

Pianist and Composer Mike Strickland wrote music to the Pledge of Allegiance. He also wrote a second verse.  There are two arrangements. Both have Vocal/Piano parts. One is the traditional version and the other is a more contemporary arrangement that is featured on YouTube here:

To get the free copies of the sheet music, contact Kristi Strickland through the CONTACT link on and mention MusicinOurHomeschool and she would be happy to email you the two arrangements for FREE. 

The Pledge Of Allegiance Song Composed and Produced by Mike Strickland  Copyright 2022 MSP Records. All rights reserved:
I Pledge Allegiance 
To the Flag of these united states of America 
And to the Republic for which it stands, 
One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, 
With Liberty, and Justice for All 

And to my Country, 
I make my Pledge, 
To always Love, Protect, and Defend Her, 
And We The People across this Land, 
One Nation, Under God,
We Stand United, for Liberty, 
And Freedom for All


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Use this online unit study to learn more about Memorial Day with your kids and do an online project to honor fallen soldiers. #memorialday #onlinecourse #onlineunitstudy #musicinourhomeschool
  • Explore the branches of America’s Armed Forces
  • Research America’s conflicts and casualties
  • Create a digital image to honor our fallen soldiers
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