You may live in an area where great songs about America are still being taught in your schools. However, having been a music teacher for 8 years, I know that in some school curricula these songs are hard to find. OR never sung after elementary school, if then. I made sure these songs were taught. I used them to help teach reading, decode word meaning (definitions), study the poetry, talk about when in history they were written. We also featured them in a Veterans Day program each year. I taught in a fully urban school, so I was able to share a lot of information through music that perhaps the children were not receiving in their classroom.
Have fun - learn them with your children!
You're a Grand Old Flag
God Bless America - with the intro that few know.
Written by Irving Berlin - a Russian Jewish immigrant
My Country 'tis of Thee
This is My Country
America the beautiful
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Our National Anthem (meaning we should ALL know it)
The Star-Spangled Banner
Armed Forces Medley