The Star-Spangled Banner (American Symbols Series)

Overview

"The Star-Spangled Banner" became the national anthem of the United States on March 3, 1931. Did you know that the song has four verses and that it was originally written as a poem? Explore this great American symbol of courage and respect, and discover the early history of a young nation.

Briefly discusses the authorship of the poem later set to music that became the national anthem of the United States as well as the flag itself.

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Overview

"The Star-Spangled Banner" became the national anthem of the United States on March 3, 1931. Did you know that the song has four verses and that it was originally written as a poem? Explore this great American symbol of courage and respect, and discover the early history of a young nation.

Briefly discusses the authorship of the poem later set to music that became the national anthem of the United States as well as the flag itself.

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Editorial Reviews

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K-Gr 2-Designed to support U.S. history standards, each title begins with a bulleted "Fast Facts" page. Each spread has just enough information to maintain interest and includes modern and archival photos, maps, and illustrations. The first title focuses on the history of Ellis Island and its importance as a national monument. In the second, DeGezelle discusses the design contest, construction, changes, and the importance of the U.S. Capitol. In The Star-Spangled Banner, Yanuck briefly describes the events that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that was later set to music and eventually became our national anthem. In Uncle Sam, she shows the growth and development of the political cartoon and image. Each title contains a hands-on activity and two books for further reading. The publisher's site asks readers to type in the ISBN number and Fact Hound brings up appropriate sites. They generally have more information and activities than the books. Serviceable additions for instructional use.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736847018
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: American Symbols Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 965,264
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 2.76 (w) x 5.18 (h) x 0.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Star-Spangled Banner Fast Facts 4
Symbol of Courage and Respect 6
Francis Scott Key 8
The Attack on Fort McHenry 10
A Poem Becomes a Song 12
The Other Star-Spangled Banner 14
The National Anthem 16
The Star-Spangled Banner Today 18
Timeline 20
Hands On: Write a Poem 22
Words to Know 23
Read More 24
Internet Sites 24
Index 24
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