Category Archives: Language Arts

The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem

On September 14, 1814, U.S. soldiers at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry raised a huge American flag to celebrate a crucial victory over British forces during the War of 1812. The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem. Key’s words gave new significance to a national symbol and started a tradition through which generations of Americans have invested the flag with their own meanings and memories.

via NMAH | The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem.

ICDL – International Children’s Digital Library

This is a great resource which enables you to view books on-line. I used the Keyword “music” and a total of 31 books were found. Open an account, it’s free.

via ICDL – International Children’s Digital Library.

Our Mission:The ICDL Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children’s literature from around the world.