Category Archives: Places

A Celebration of Two Centuries of a Song — 4PM Live Stream

Two hundred years ago today, the “dawn’s early light” broke over Fort McHenry and illuminated a flag symbolizing resilience and courage. Two hundred years later, the song written by Francis Scott Key in praise of the fort’s defenders still waves … Continue reading

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

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Posted in Banner Moments, Battle of Baltimore, Dr. Beanes, F.S. Key, Fort McHenry, History, History, John Skinner, Mark Clague, The Anthem, War of 1812 | 3 Comments

Banner Moment #3—August 19, 1813—Garrison Flag Delivered to Fort McHenry

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Music Lesson-Learning about Francis Scott Key and the song The Star-Spangled Banner

Students will be learning about Francis Scott Key, the Battle at Fort McHenry, and the story of the composition of The Star-Spangled Banner.  Students will be learning to sing the song, The Star-Spangled Banner through several methods such as listening, … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Art, Education, Elementary, F.S. Key, Fort McHenry, K-2, Painting, Places, Star Spangled Music Day, Subject Area, Visual Art | 1 Comment

O Say Can You Sequence?

Grades 2-4 by Kathryn S. Gallagher PS13Q The Greatest Flag That Ever Flew details the creation of “The Star Spangled Banner” through the eyes of Caroline Pickersgill, daughter of flag maker Mary Pickersgill. Students will sequence this key event in American history, … Continue reading

Posted in Banner Moments, Battle of Baltimore, Elementary, F.S. Key, Fort McHenry, Fort McHenry, Grades 3-5, K-2, Language Arts, NEH, Places, Star Spangled Music Day, The Anthem, Uncategorized, War of 1812 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Everyday is The Star-Spangled Banner Day!

 Everyday is “The Star-Spangled Banner” Day! Vocal Music Grades 4-6 by Kaii Lee Irvine Unified School District, CA Every teacher can use “The Star-Spangled Banner” as a teaching tool to teach music in elementary school classes. Goals and Objectives Read, … Continue reading

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