Utah Lesson Plans
Social Studies
Material Type:
Upper Elementary, Middle School
Soundzabound, UOL, UOL3-5, UOL6-8, Uollesson, Uolsocialstudies, Worldbook, july22
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What's Up with Yankee Doodle?

What's Up with Yankee Doodle?


This resource is a Social Studies student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically, World Book Encyclopedia and Soundzabound to help students learn about Yankee Doodle. 

About Utah’s Online Library

Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections such as EBSCO, Gale Reference Collection, World Book, eMedia, and LearningExpress Library.

This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.

Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login that their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.


We all know about Mr. Doodle. He went to town. He rode a pony. He liked embellished headwear.

But what does that song really mean? What are its origins? What does it have to do with the American Revolution?

Have your students visit Utah's Online Library's World Book Encyclopedia to find out more. Then send them to Soundzabound to listen to the actual tune.

Don't confuse Yankee Doodle with Yankee Doodle Dandy. They are two totally different songs. Information Tidbit: Yankee Doodle is Connecticut's official state song.


Curriculum Connections:

Social Studies - 5th Grade
Social Studies - 8th Grade