This book would serve as an excellent literary addition to any classroom, from kindergarten through High School. This is a very good book for a classroom and also for introducing social studies at various ages and grades. God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law! It's interesting to compare and contrast the images as well as the lyrics that accompany them. For a majority of the poem, the form follows a four line statement proceeded by a four line refrain in which the author expresses what she hopes God will provide for not only her but her country. If I hadn't planned these copies as gifts for kids here and abroad, I'd be likely to tear these pages out and mat them for my wall. America is about personal liberty, where you enjoy the freedom to make your life however you wish to construct it. I can even use some of these great quotes for handwriting assignments with meaning and verve.
The backmatter discusses our national symbols and gives the complete words for the song. God mend thine every flaw Confirm thy soul in self-control Thy liberty in law. Additionally, inspiring presidential quotes from Thomas Jefferson, Barack Obama, George Washington, Franklin D. However, it would be a treat to pore over this book with a child. This book is the visual accompaniment that brings the poem to life and enable America the Beautiful is a poem written by Katherine Lee Bates after a visit to the Western wonder of Pike's Peak in 1893.
God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! President and a national landmark or symbol. The poem gained popularity quickly, and the words were soon set to music, most famously to composer S. It is a good resource for a quick lesson on national symbols, too. I wonder whose brainstorm it was to put it together? I also like the fact that in the book, it shows many famous landmarks throughout the book, and in the back, there is a little section that talks about what all the landmarks are. I'm looking for patriotic books for preschool storytime--I've never done an America one before.
I'm looking for patriotic books for preschool storytime--I've never done an America one before. Because then this shows one of the songs that are important in the United states. Ward who wrote the music , a facsimile of one of Bates' hand written manuscripts, Katherine Lee Bates' classic poem including the two verses not usually sung set to the gorgeous illustrations of Wendell Minor. The paintings in this book came from that trip they took together. The pictures are as diverse as our nation is.
The four pages of information at the end. Bates wrote this set of sonnets to honor her love Katharine Coman. I really liked this book! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law! This title in a word is. O beautiful for pilgrim feet, Whose stern, impassioned stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness! Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! The back matter includes a brief biography about Bates and Samuel A. God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! She was raised poor but educated, by a single mother her father, who was a minister, died when she was 5 , in Falmouth, Mass. A fun classroom activity would be to compare and contrast the artists' styles.
Bates also explored her interest in poetry and had one of her works published in the Atlantic Monthly. The song and music is in the book. Today, minorities are afforded the same honor of liberty. Katharine Lee Bates was traveling to Colorado from Cape Cod, and while she was in Colorado, she went to Pikes Peak, and it was there that she got the inspiration to write the poem which is now a song. Bates was well aware of the near annihilation of Native Americans, which was why she immediately prayed for help, both divine and human. This is a really good book about America. The distinctive artistic visions of this country are woven into the book through the illustrations of Bryan Collier, Raul Colon, Diane Goode, Mary Grandpre, John Hendrix, Yuyi Morales, Jon J Muth, LeUyen Pham, Sonia Lynn Sadler, and Chris Soentpiet.
There are no right or wrong connections, only diverse ideas that are as vast as the poem itself. God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood Fro sea to shining sea! On the sides of every page, there are also inspiring quotes from both historical and current presidential leaders of America. This is also the place for opinionated political thinkers from all over the United States to make their arguments about everything connected to the 2012 election. Each of these talented illustrators has found a unique way to interpret the values and beliefs that have built our great country. The first verse, as for the Star Spangled Banner, is effusive.
Bates was heartbroken over Coman's death in 1915. If there was ever a book written that did justice to the lyrics of this tune, this book is the one! Since that time, it has become an iconic hymn that defines the character of the United States, and sheds light on the beautiful scenery that lies between its coasts. Children who have done a bit of traveling will probably enjoy seeing which of these beautiful places in their country they have already visited. O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! Interest Level: K-2 Grade level equivalent: 4 Lexile Measure: 650L Guided Reading: R Genre: Informational Themes: United States, Presidents, Patriotism, values The pictures in this book are fabulous. I feel that it does a good job representing the lyrics both literally and metaphorically. This book is illustrated with pictures of lands throughout America. The most popular composition of America, the Beautiful was created by S.