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The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner


A Smithsonian website is always a joy to enter! Students can solve the mystery of the flag that moved Francis Scott Key to pen what became our National Anthem. It poses questions concerning the flag and students can use the provided primary sources to explain the mysteries. The site does an excellent job of explaining the conservation work conducted on the flag. The fascinating story of the Star Spangled Banner, a quiz on the American Flag, and materials to use in the classroom complete this educational site.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

• Audio • Pictures and/or Illustrations • Biographical Information


• High School Middle School Elementary School

Jason Fightmaster