The Arts: Patriotic Music


This year in school we are using Layers of Learning year 4. The first two weeks of school we did unit 1. Our arts topic was patriotic music.

We watched several YouTube videos of Patriotic Music including the Battle Hymn of the Republic by the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

Irving Berling singing God Bless America.

Chester, our first national anthem. Named Chester because… who knows!

We learned about Francis Scott Key. Cameron remembers when we went to Fort McHenry years ago. Fritz vaguely does.

We learned about proper etiquette during the national anthem and watched a video of The Star-Spangled Banner.

We watched several videos of patriotic music including America the Beautiful, The Stars and Stripes Forever, The Washington Post March, and a kind of weird mash-up of My Country ‘Tis of Thee and God Save the Queen.


We listened to the songs for all the branches of the military and guessed which was which.

We learned about George M. Cohan and the music he wrote.

We learned a line dance to Yankee Doodle Dandy.

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