A History of the War of 1812 and The Star-Spangled Banner

Grade Range: 3-8
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 11/19/2008

Using this classroom activity, students will be able to cite the origins and outcome of the War of 1812 and be able to place the creation of the Star-Spangled Banner in a chronological framework. The activity includes a narrative about the war of 1812 and the history of the Star-Spangled Banner, vocabulary, discussion questions and extension activities. It is included in the online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History entitled The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem.

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