The Star Spangled Banner

Stephen Rosser, Ayo Akindumilia, Albert Butler

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What is the best way to SHOW and TEACH others what you have learned about your piece though the video? It's up to YOU to come up with what makes the most sense.

Ayo 's Band Report.doc
Ayo 's Band Report.doc

The following was simply the assignment, and should only be used as a STARTING POINT, or for reference.

The following points were decided upon as a class, and are used as a basis for which to conduct research about the song. Please note, that it is expected that the students will go above and beyond the following points, and only use these as a starting point. The findings will determine what is ultimately included in the final product.

The format of the research paper is a five (or more)-paragraph essay. Papers not written in this format will be given zero credit and the student will be expected to resubmit the paper in the correct format.

Background of the song
When it was written
Purpose it served (Was it written for a specific reason? Protest? Fun? Love? etc.)
Effect on society, or how society affected it.
Lyrics - include interpretation

Who wrote it? Who performed it? If there are multiple performers, please list all. Who was the most popular? Were there different styles?
World/political events at the time.
Trends in popular culture (clothing, movies, music, video game-like things, entertainment, etc)