Seckman Elementary Students Commemorate National Anthem

Educators Involve Students in Living History
Posted on 09/12/2014
Period Costumes

SECKMAN ELEMENTARY • September 13th, 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. The country’s national anthem was penned by Francis Scott Key originally as a poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" after the poet witnessed the bombardment of the fort during the War of 1812.

To mark this notable moment in our nation’s history, the students of Seckman Elementary School were treated to a unique experience on Wednesday. Leonard Arons, husband to SES Librarian Lori Arons, presented a living history of the War of 1812 and the events leading up to the writing of the national anthem to students. Mr. Arons, a former teacher at Seckman High School, completed his presentation in full period costume.

Mr. Arons Presents
In addition to the presentation, students will be learning the music to the National Anthem courtesy of Bitsi Callahan, the Seckman Elementary Music Teacher. Mrs. Arons will also be reading a book about the Star Spangled Banner to all of her classes in the library next week.

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