Additional Lesson Plan Sources
Friends of Fort McHenry - Long May It Wave: The War of 1812 and Fort McHenry, A National Curriculum for Grades 4 Through 8
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 has developed a national curriculum on the War of 1812 and Fort McHenry for grades 4 through 8 in partnership with the National Park Service. This curriculum features downloadable lesson plans that correlate to the Maryland State Curriculum for Social Studies and the Common Core State Standards Initiative and emphasize historical thinking skills. Each lesson plan includes primary source documents and images, student worksheets, and suggestions for accommodations and extensions.
Teaching with Historic Places - "The Rockets' Red Glare": Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry
Learn how the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore led to the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and how Key's song became a powerful symbol for Americans.
The American Flag Foundation, Inc. - Honor America: An Educational Resource Handbook for Grades 3-5
The American Legion - Flag Education & Etiquette
The Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum - Education Programs Resource Book
The Pride of Baltimore - Maryland with Pride: Exploring Maryland, Grade 4