12 Questions about the Star Spangled Banner

12 Questions about the Star Spangled Banner

by Jamie Kallio


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Tells the story behind Francis Scott Key's poem that became the national anthem of the United States. Each spread provides information about the context, wording, and lasting effects of the document paired with interesting sidebars, questions to consider, and historical images.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632353382
Publisher: 12-Story Library
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

What Is "The Star-Spangled Banner"? 4

Who Was Francis Scott Key? 6

What Was Happening When the Song Was Written? 8

Why Was "The Star-Spangled Banner" Written? 10

What Happened after the Song Was Published? 12

What Makes "The Star-Spangled Banner" Inspirational? 14

How Did the Song Become the US National Anthem? 16

How Is "The Star-Spangled Banner" a Symbol of Patriotism? 18

How Has the Song Changed Since It First Appeared? 20

Where Is the Hag That Inspired Key's Poem? 22

How Has the Song Appeared in Popular Culture? 24

What Does "The Star-Spangled Banner" Mean Today? 26

Fact Sheet 28

Glossary 30

For More Information 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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