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Teaching Ballad of the Green Beret

Ballad of the Green Beret

"The Ballad of the Green Berets" is a patriotic song in the ballad style about the Green Berets, an elite special force in the U.S. Army. It is one of the very few songs of the 1960s to cast the military in a positive light and in 1966 it became a major hit, reaching No. 1 for five weeks on the Hot 100.

Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler and Robin Moore
Evan Hale Music Co.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What defines bravery and honor?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.5 - Text Structure, RL.7 - Diverse Media

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3
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