Experiencing the Battle of Bunker Hill through Music

Analyse the text and music of “Bunker Hill”

By: Patricia Finn & Dr. Susan Key
Estimated Time: 40 - 50 Minutes
Specific Reccomendation: 11th grade Social Studies/American History

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Lesson Details


  • Write an accurate summary of one stanza of “Bunker Hill”
  • Identify the author’s purpose for writing “Bunker Hill” using textual evidence
  • Identify how the music of “Bunker Hill” contributes to the listener’s interpretation of the text

Common Core Standards:

  • RH.11-12.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole
  • RH.11-12.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas
  • SL.11-12.2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media in order to make informed decisions and solve problems.


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