How to Use this Resource in Your Classroom: Interactive Flag

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Duration: 80 Minutes
Date Posted: 11/19/2008

Encourage your students to examine objects for historical information, ask historical questions, research answers to historical questions, and present their findings. Take a close look at the Star-Spangled Banner using an interactive Web site, then dive deeper into symbolism, the War of 1812, and the story of this specific American flag.

This teacher tip-sheet is included in the online exhibition, The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

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