STAR-SPANGLED Education Effort Starts
Date: October 2, 2013
Location: Oklahoma, USA
STAR-SPANGLED Education Effort Starts: 21 Join to Contribute $1,200+
This week we've launched a fund- and friend-raising campaign to create new, accurate and engaging teaching materials for the upcoming 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." We believe this is an opportunity not to be missed. The history of the anthem connects our past and present and underscores the fact that citizenship is a process -- one that's been going on for 200+ years and is still happening now. Engaging today's students in a deeper understanding of their history and their role as citizens is as vital to sustaining our democracy in the twenty-first century as it was in the nineteenth.
I invite you to do two things:
Your personal endorsement will inspire the coalition of support we need both to pay for this effort and to connect with the teachers who will use this material next September when Key's anthem celebrates 200 years. Send your friends who are teachers to http://starspangledmusic.org/?p=306 to register and receive updates, ideas, and access to our instructional tools.
Thanks for everything,
Your Star-Spangled friends!