This lesson teaches 3 songs: The Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, and America the Beautiful. I usually take 3-5 Fridays to go through this complete lesson. I introduce it by telling them we have a National Anthem, but that for various reasons, some would like to change it. I then play for them the 3 songs and ask them to start to think about which they like best. I encourage them, as we go through each song, to form an opinion based on the words and message of the song and the tune. For each song I give a handout with various words taken out (I will try to include those), and the word bank at the bottom. Once we have done that, then I use the power point presentations to help them understand the background and message of each of the songs. Finally, at the end they have to write a paragraph about which song they would choose and why, and we tally up the votes and see which song has the majority.