Fort Mchenry

Fort Mchenry - Ty Taborn 4/23/07 Adria Hoffman Mued155...

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4/23/07 Adria Hoffman Mued155 Star-Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner. Not only did that poem give our country its anthem, it gave our flag its name. Unlike in the 1800’s, the United States Flag is a symbol of pride for many Americans now a day. Prior to 1814, there were American symbols that were more prominent and important than the American flag. There were American gold coins that featured the eagle and the "Liberty Cap." The flag became "the primary symbol of American patriotism" after Francis Scott Key wrote his poem about the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore. Students will use documents to learn about the life of Francis Scott Key and the Flag that was his inspiration. The poem that was written will be used as a first hand account of what happened at Fort Mchenry. This unit will examine Baltimore’s role in the War of 1812. Lessons will be on Francis Scott Key, Mary Pickersgill and Fort Mchenry. Maryland students will learn about how instrumental Baltimore was in the defense of this country and the development of the United States. This unit will be great for Baltimore area students who are most likely subject to some of negative aspects of the city. Landmarks like Fort Mchenry and Mary Pickergills house will be at most schools
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