Category Archives: Painting

Visual Art Lesson—Studying Paintings of the Battle at Fort McHenry

In preparation for the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner, students will learn about the Battle at Fort McHenry by studying paintings portraying this event.  Students will also study the painting By the Dawn’s Early Light painted for the 100th … Continue reading

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Singing the SSB Video Lesson 3

Click Here for Video Lesson 3 http://youtu.be/cGDczAsS5tY Materials Needed Internet access to YouTube Computer with projector (for students to view YouTube videos) Speakers (for students to hear the YouTube videos) Activities – Watch the video lesson linked above.  During the … Continue reading

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Spangled Mythconception #1: Key Was Held Prisoner on a British Ship during the Battle of Baltimore

MYTH #1: Francis Scott Key was held prisoner aboard a British ship during the bombardment of Baltimore CORRECTION: Key was aboard his own American truce ship during the battle Key and fellow lawyer John S. Skinner, the U.S. Agent for … Continue reading

Posted in Battle of Baltimore, Dr. Beanes, Events, F.S. Key, Fort McHenry, History, John Skinner, Mark Clague, Mythconceptions, Painting, Percy Moran, Places, The Anthem | Tagged | 7 Comments