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The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner

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.


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Johannes Allert
Johannes Allert (Independent Scholar)
9 years ago

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.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 35-40 minutes