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    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland

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    The War of 1812 - Baltimore's Role

    The War of 1812 - Baltimore's Role

    Students will read primary and secondary source documents to identify the actions of the citizens in the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812.

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    Fort McHenry as a Prison: A Soldier's Life

    Fort McHenry as a Prison: A Soldier's Life

    Soldier's writings will reveal the activities and living conditions at Fort McHenry during the Civil War.

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    “The Rockets’ Red Glare”: Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry

    “The Rockets’ Red Glare”: Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry

    Few people remember the War of 1812 today, but the poem it inspired, almost immediately set to music as “The Star Spangled Banner,” has become the national anthem of the United States and a potent source of inspiration and community for Americans in times of crisis.

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    Long May It Wave

    Long May It Wave

    Download National Curriculum for Grades 4 Through 8: Long May It Wave: The War of 1812 & Fort McHenry. To support teachers in Maryland and across the United States as they commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in their classrooms, the Friends of Fort McHenry developed a national curriculum on the War of 1812 and Fort McHenry for grades 4 through 8.

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    Grade 8 Lessons

    Grade 8 Lessons

    These eleven lesson plans study the attack on Baltimore and Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.

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    Grade 4 Lessons

    Grade 4 Lessons

    These lessons cover the many details of the attack on Fort McHenry - the defenders, the Garrison Flag, Francis Scott Key and the fort.

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    Defense of Our Nation: Maryland's Role in the War of 1812

    Defense of Our Nation: Maryland's Role in the War of 1812

    The teacher's resource guide serves as a single-source text and reference for conducting classroom history lessons on the War of 1812 and the role Marylanders played in the conflict. Information presented in the guide will help make teaching this important history easy and accessible. The guide includes information on the major players of the war, major battles, direct quotes from eyewitnesses, and links to other resources.

Did You Know?

An aerial view of Fort McHenry.

Fort McHenry was built prior to the War of 1812. The fort is named for James McHenry, Secretary of War, 1796-1800.