The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner



Have you ever read a newspaper article?

Understanding and keeping up-to-date on current events is an important part of being an informed citizen.

Do you know how America’s National Anthem was created?

You will use this Web Quest to research some information about the story of the Star-Spangled Banner. You will use the provided websites to answer the questions on your handout. After researching about the story of the Star-Spangled Banner, you will assume the role of a of a newspaper reporter. You will write a journal entry about your journey to Fort McHenry, as a reporter, and document how simple/difficult it was to find information about this topic. After writing your reflections you will need to design, write and publish an article about what you discovered about how the Star-Spangled Banner was created. By completing this Web Quest you will have learned about what was going on during the time Francis Scott Key drafted his poem as well as learn how to write a newspaper article.


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