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The Star-Spangled Banner


The Star-Spangled Banner

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This site offers a number of illustrated short essays, tracing the history of the flag and the national anthem and the preservation efforts over the years. One section features mysteries surrounding the flag that users can try to solve using primary sources and then read an historian's opinion. Education information and teaching materials, and an online quiz are also included. Users can browse via a menu on the left or access selected sections by scrolling over the flag on the main page.
Material Type: Presentation
Date Added to MERLOT: June 16, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 23, 2013



Primary Audience: High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Johannes Allert
1 year ago

Johannes Allert (Independent Scholar)

Overall, very comprehensive and informative. The site allows the learner to explore various aspects of the history of the U.S. flag including the national anthem. A quick quiz provides the opportunity to demonstrate how much an individual knows about the nation's symbol and dispells some of the myths surrounding its development.

Technical Remarks:

Problamatic getting to the actual site. Requires the individual to dig deeper rather than provides a direct link to the topic.

Time spent reviewing site: 35-40 minutes
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