A Fourth of July story about our country's most treasured national flag, the Star-Spangled Banner -  - by Hadley Court blog content contributor, Kim Darden Shaver

Oh Say Can You See: The Story of The Star Spangled Banner

A Fourth of July story about our country's most treasured national flag, the Star-Spangled Banner - - by Hadley Court blog content contributor, Kim Darden Shaver

Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner Woodstock 1969 http://hobokenlibrary.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/seattles-musical-legacy-jimi-hendrix-and-nirvanas-kurt-cobain/

Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner Woodstock 1969 http://hobokenlibrary.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/seattles-musical-legacy-jimi-hendrix-and-nirvanas-kurt-cobain/

This day in history - Sept. 13, 1814 - Francis Scott Key pens the  poem originally titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry," which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." The poem was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. #thisdayinhistory #starspangledbanner (Whitney Houston singing Star Spangled Banner)

This day in history - Sept. 13, 1814 - Francis Scott Key pens the poem originally titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry," which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." The poem was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. #thisdayinhistory #starspangledbanner (Whitney Houston singing Star Spangled Banner)

The U.S. National Anthem  Welcome to our U.S. National Anthem freebie! We invite you to help yourself to our set of 5 additional freebies by clicking here. Feel free to share these links with your friends, Pinterest boards, homeschool groups, etc.

The U.S. National Anthem Welcome to our U.S. National Anthem freebie! We invite you to help yourself to our set of 5 additional freebies by clicking here. Feel free to share these links with your friends, Pinterest boards, homeschool groups, etc.

THE Star Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.  (Been there.)

THE Star Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. (Been there.)

Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It - The story of how our national anthem came to be. This is a story every American should hear! Gather your whole family to hear this.

Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It - The story of how our national anthem came to be. This is a story every American should hear! Gather your whole family to hear this.

#17 (Required) -- Read through the words of the National Anthem.  Explain what Francis Scott Key was actually telling us about his view of the flag that night and the next morning.  When did it become the National Anthem?  With other members of your Unit, share the story of that night by depicting that scene through a skit, a narrative, or other creative way (include the date, the conflict, the flag's design at the time, its condition, and the situation that prompted Key's poem).

#17 (Required) -- Read through the words of the National Anthem. Explain what Francis Scott Key was actually telling us about his view of the flag that night and the next morning. When did it become the National Anthem? With other members of your Unit, share the story of that night by depicting that scene through a skit, a narrative, or other creative way (include the date, the conflict, the flag's design at the time, its condition, and the situation that prompted Key's poem).

The Star-Spangled Banner - interactive study including quizzes and in-depth explanation of the flag restoration

The Star-Spangled Banner - interactive study including quizzes and in-depth explanation of the flag restoration

The original War of 1812 Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that would become our national anthem, is among the most treasured artifacts in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington

The original War of 1812 Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that would become our national anthem, is among the most treasured artifacts in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington

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