Star Spangled History

Crash Course: The War of 1812


The Star Spangled Banner

Music:  John Stafford Smith (1773)

Lyrics: Francis Scott Key (1814)


The War of 1812 and The Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner Poem

Star Spangled Banner Vocablary and Project

National Anthem Think-Tac-Toe Scoring Rubric



     Original Tune: To Anacreon in Heaven click audio file at top

     Modern Version: Star Spangled Banner (U.S. Army Band - Instrumental) click audio file at top


     TV Sign off Version 

     Military Super Bowl Version (Sung Correctly)


Now it is your turn.  Search for excellent and poor performances of the Star Spangled Banner.  



Star Spangled Banner Primary Source Analysis Tool

Priamry Sources. Do not use the last page document.

The Star Spangled Banner - Smithsonian Museum of American History