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Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Reference Materials, Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
6/9/2014
More than just the tale of one flag and the song it inspired, the history of the “Star-Spangled Banner” is also the story of how Americans, often in times of war and popular crisis, have expr
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media
Duration:
5 minutes
Date Posted:
2/4/2014
A short video, this one is great as a lesson opener! "Star-Spangled Souvenirs" is the first episode in the NMAH webseries "Founding Fragments." Join host Tory Altman for a behind-the-scenes look at some of our most intriguing and little-known objects.  Hear personal interviews with curators
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Reference Materials
Date Posted:
1/7/2009
Francis Scott Key is recognized as one of the nation's great patriots despite the fact that he initially opposed America's entry into the War of 1812. This article from Smithsonian Magazine discusses several interesting aspects of the war, including: Key's anti-war sentiments, how the events at F
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
1/7/2009
This resource includes images of a rare, first print edition of the Star-Spangled Banner sheet music that combines words and music as well as a hand-written copy of the Star-Spangled Banner poem by Francis Scott Key.  These primary sources are included in the Library of Congress' online exhi
Grade Range:
3-5
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
20 minutes
Date Posted:
11/19/2008
The national anthem describes an actual event in American history. In this classroom activity, students will be able to recite the first verse and paraphrase "The Star-Spangled Banner." Students will also be able to explain why Francis Scott Key wrote these words in 1814. This activity is include
Grade Range:
6-8
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
50 minutes
Date Posted:
11/19/2008
Was Francis Scott Key a good poet? In this classroom activity, students will analyze  "The Star-Spangled Banner" for Key's use of poetic devices. They will then express the meaning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" national anthem in their own words and write their own poetry in relation to the
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
11/18/2008
In this online exhibition, students will explore the story of the Star-Spangled Banner by learning about the War of 1812 and the Battle of Baltimore; Mary Pickersgill and the making of the flag; Francis Scott Key and the song that became the national anthem; the legacy of the flag and its use as
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