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 Star Spangled Banner... Teach your students the words with this FREE download from Light Bulbs and Laughter. Includes a color poster and a coloring page/cloze activity to fill in the blanks while you listen.
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)