Category Archives: Dr. Beanes

Banner Moment #4: Inspiration—Key Witnesses American Victory (& History)

Banner Moments History Series (Forward / Back) Banner Moments Series (Forward / Back)

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Singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Non-Music Classrooms

OVERVIEW by Mary L.Vincent – Monroe Public Schools This lesson series is a compilation of 5 short videos lessons (each approximately 6 minutes long) that help students rehearse singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  The videos integrate relevant locations and historical perspectives related … Continue reading

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Spangled Mythconception #2: Key Wrote the Anthem on the Back of an Envelope

Myth #2: Francis Scott Key drafted “The Star-Spangled Banner” on the back of an envelope (or letter) Correction: Most likely Key wrote his draft on a clean sheet of paper using pen and ink While the original working draft of … 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

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