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Common Threads and Surprises? Messages in the National Anthems of the World

This lesson was created by Kenny Shannon (Pocahontas Area Schools) for 11th grade students. It has students look at the similarities and differences between national anthems of the U.S. and U.K., analyze lyric meanings of anthems around the world, and determine which anthems represent their ideals and beliefs. This lesson plan was supported  by the Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium (MISIC) and a Library of Congress 'Teaching With Primary Sources' grant.