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2. Sponsor’s Spot: LifeLock: Protect Your Identity
3. Weekly Topic: Star-Spangled Banner
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Related Games
6. Related Video
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. February 27, 2008
Oops! If you tried to reach me at ReplyToBarbara.com, and got an error message, that is now fixed! Although it was nice and quiet around here while the Help Desk was broken (nah..that’s only a joke.. I really do want to hear from you!)
Have you looked at the calendar lately? It’s nearly March. I’ll skip the cliche about how the year is just flying by, and just share some March resources:
March is National Craft Month
www.MakePlayDough.com has a growing list of easy crafts, and welcomes your craft ideas
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday is March 2, and is celebrated as Read Across America:
Dr. Seuss at Surfnetkids.com
Dr. Seuss Quotes
Dr. Seuss at Sharing Links
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. LifeLock: Protect Your Identity
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#3. Star-Spangled Banner
by Barbara J. Feldman
Star-Spangled Banner Printable (** for premium members only)
“Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light / What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? / Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, / O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?” These lyrics, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, became the opening words to our National Anthem by Congressional resolution on March 3, 1931. Learn what they mean, and how they came to be written at this week’s Star-Spangled Banner picks.
Ben’s Guide (3-5): Songs and Oaths: The Star-Spangled Banner
For elementary grades, Ben Franklin tells the story of how Francis Scott Key was held overnight by the British during the bombing of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. In the morning light, when Key saw the huge American flag still flying over the fort, he knew that the Americans were victorious. The poem that he scribbled down in gratitude that morning, become the lyrics to our national anthem more than one hundred years later.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812
From the History & Culture section of the Encyclopedia Smithsonian, this entry is full of important stats about the original star-spangled banner that “inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that would become our national anthem.” For example, it was sewn in Baltimore, Maryland by flagmaker Mary Pickersgill, and it was thirty feet by forty-two feet. Unfortunately, age has shrunk it to just thirty-four feet across. Visit for quick access to all the facts you need to start a school report or project.
History Channel: The Star-Spangled Banner Project
This illustrated slide show and timeline tells the story of the our country’s flag, with interesting tidbits along the way that turn out to be important later. For example, in 1766 a group of amateur musicians formed a singing and drinking club called the Anacreontic Society. Their club song, To Anacreon in Heaven, became so famous that people started writing their own words to it. It was this tune that Francis Scott Key borrowed for his ditty “The Defence of Fort M’Henry,” and is known today as The Star-Spangled Banner.
… Click to continue Star-Spangled Banner .
#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us
Do you know of a great Star-Spangled Banner site that we didn’t include? Click here to submit a site review. Click here to browse the most recent site reviews written by our readers.
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#5. Related Games
American Flag Scrambler
Printable American Flag Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/flag-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
American Flag Word Search
American Flag Jigsaw
American Flag Concentration
#6. Related Video
Whitney Houston: Star-Spangled Banner
Mariah Carey: Star-Spangled Banner
Star-Spangled Banner Karaoke
#7.Quote of the Week
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ~~ Dr. Seuss (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) American writer and cartoonist . More Dr. Seuss Quotes.
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