Reply To: Patriotic Music
THere are some BEAUTIFUL picture books for a lot of these songs. Star -Spangled has a book with many incarnations of the flag, and they have to find the flag in each picture which is a historical picture, so you can go through it line by line like that. By then, they usually want to sing it. Teach about the war of 1812. Also, if you dare, teach that the tune is an english pub tune.
America the Beautiful has 2 beautiful picture books.
This land also also a nice descant in some of the series books.
Yankee Doodle – the original is from the Rev. war and has interesting vocabulary and LOTS of words.