A Flag Day website takes you to the Smithsonian
Interactive Star-Spangled Banner from Smithsonian's History Explorer!
Take a close look at the flag that inspired the national anthem. This interactive takes visitors through the making of the flag and its preservation, the writing of The Star Spangled Banner, the War of 1812 and the legacy of the flag. Also included is a teacher guide with technical tips & ideas for integrating this resource into a historical skills activity.