America The Beautiful Slideshow


“America, the Beautiful” is known and loved by many. This slide show will delve into the history of Katharine Lee Bates and she was inspired to write the poem as she traveled from Boston through the Hoosac Tunnel to the Niagara Falls, the Chicago’s World Fair across the plains of Kansas and then stood on top of Pike’s Peak. It will also give a brief history of Samuel Ward and why his music was a perfect fit to this poem.

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This bundle is comprised of several slideshows with pictures, facts and history of the music and composers. These PDF slideshows are great to use as an introduction to your unit.
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Slideshow about Katharine Bates, Samuel Ward and “America, the Beautiful”


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  • 19 pages

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