Soldiers on the Fort McHenry parade

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These lesson plans study the fort, flag, defenders and the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Lesson 1. Where in the World is Baltimore?
Lesson 2. Why Baltimore?
Lesson 3. Now Where Do We Place the Fort?
Lesson 4. The Star Fort
Lesson 5. Defenders of the Fort
Lesson 6. An African American Soldier Defends Fort McHenry
Lesson 7. Fort McHenry Measurements Today
Lesson 8. The Great Garrison Flag
Lesson 9. Francis Scott Key
Lesson 10. "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Lesson 11. The History of Fort McHenry



War of 1812
National/State Standards:
Geography, History and Social Studies Skills