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Star Spangled Banner Free SMART Resources


Star Spangled Banner Free SMART Resources

Star Spangled Banner Free SMART Resources. In my opinion, there can never be too many resources for teaching the Star Spangled Banner Unit. What works one year with one class of students sometimes just doesn’t feel right with the next group. I’ve put together and updated the Star Spangled Banner Free SMART Resources. It is a collection of SMARTNotebook pages filled with activities and useful links for the next time you teach the National Anthem. There are many options for your lessons and enough material to cover several class times. Here is what this updated file includes:

Star Spangled Banner Free SMART Resources

  • Verse one text
  • Verse one illustrated text
  • Underwater Match Up: a SMART Lab assessment game
  • A Flag Trivia file with Hot Spot facts and a fun jokes
  • A Speed Race Quiz using a SMART Lab activity.
  • Memory Challenge: Links to access a PDF to aid in memorizing the Star Spangled Banner
  • Who’s the best? A comparison of National Anthem singers
  • The story of Francis Scott Key and what inspired him.
  • Links to a sing-a-long demo, and accompaniment file
  • Link to hear the original song that came before our National Anthem
  • Link to a mini booklet activity from the craftyclassroom.com
  • Links to seven different additional resources and lessons.

 Star Spangled Banner Free SMART Resources

70 pages

Download and add this SMART file to your Star Spangled Banner resources. There are a total of 70 pages included in this free collection. What are your plans for teaching the Star Spangled Banner differently this year?

You may download the updated Star Spangled Banner Free SMART Resources file at the bottom of this post. Let me know if you have any problems with the download or the file.


Also, you might want to take a look at my other Star Spangled Banner STAR QUEST lesson here.

Star Spangled Banner Free SMART Resources



Let’s hope our final days before school begins are long… in the nicest kind of way!!


Star Spangled Banner 2017 Resources
Star Spangled Banner 2017 Resources
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Cherie Herring

Music/Technology Integration at Hammond School
I teach elementary music, am passionate about integrating technology into my teaching, am obsessed with my SMARTBoard and iPad, and enjoy creating lessons and sharing ideas. I love technology almost as much as I love cheesecake, and with more energy and ideas than I know what to do with, I can't wait for the sun to come up each morning! I'm wife to Prince Charming and mom to three incredible girls who keep me balanced. . . sort of!

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  • Debbie Roe August 1, 2017, 12:57 PM

    I am following your blog via email. Is there another way to follow it? When I click on the free Star Spangled Banner file–I get a message saying that I am not allowed to download it because I am not following your blog. It LOOKS WONDERFUL!!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and your willingness to share it.

    • Cherie Herring August 1, 2017, 4:17 PM

      Hi Debbie, I just changed permission settings and everyone should be able to access and download the files. I’m sorry…. I didn’t know what I was doing behind the scenes. haha! I hope you can use the free resources and have the technology to use the SMART STAR QUEST. Let me know how it goes!!
      Thanks for stopping by! – Cherie

      • Debbie Roe August 1, 2017, 11:36 PM

        It worked!!!! Again–thank you SO MUCH for giving so generously!!! I can’t wait to look at this file! It sounds like it is AWESOME!!!!

  • Jen Claytor August 12, 2017, 12:49 PM

    This looks like so much fun! I’m out in a mobile with an old projector, my laptop and a screen. Is there any other way to use your files without a smart board?

    • Cherie Herring August 14, 2017, 6:37 AM

      Hi, Jen! I can send you a PDF of the files that you can project, or I might can turn in into a PowerPoint file. Would that work for you?

      • Becky Reger August 14, 2017, 9:41 PM

        Could you please send me the PDF file also? I am unable to open the downloaded file. Thanks!

      • Laura McCoy August 16, 2017, 11:34 AM

        I just download your Star Spangled Banner 2017 resources and have the same problem as Jen Claytor, no smart board. Would it be possible for you to email me a pdf of the resources so I can project and use with my students? Thanks so much in advance and for sharing your talents with so many.

        Laura McCoy

  • Debbie Roe August 17, 2017, 9:05 AM

    Just a FYI: SMARTNotebook is currently on sale for $99 until Sept. 30. It is well worth the money–it is an excellent program. Cherie’s files are fantastic. It is amazing what she does with SMARTNotebook!!! I am a sub so the district I work for will not supply me with the program. I have been watching and hoping it would go on sale!!! I am purchasing this with my own money–it is THAT good. http://go.smarttech.com/

    (Note: there USED to be a program called Smart Express…where you could open files but not make changes–Cherie, did they stop making that software available?)

  • Karen Collier August 22, 2017, 8:59 PM

    I love the resources for the Star-Spangled Banner unit. I’m getting ready to start that unit and would love to have some of these resources. I downloaded the file but it won’t open probably because I don’t have a smartboard where I’m teaching music. Is there another way to get these resources? Thank you for your site and your time sharing these great lessons and resources.

    • Cherie Herring August 22, 2017, 11:13 PM

      Hi Karen! Do you have a projector and computer? Do you have iPads? Would a PDF or Powerpoint work?

      • Karen Collier August 23, 2017, 9:41 PM

        Currently I’m having to use a projector and computer. I think they have put PowerPoint on my computer. Thank you for your reply.

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