This page contains a variety of extra information related to Star-Spangled, including favorite resources, discussion questions for educators, photos from research trips, personal insight, and more. Please let me know what you think by using the contact page.
O! Say can you see, by the dawn’s early light?… (entire poem)
Discussion questions for teachers
Who were the Colonial Marines? – the African American story
Video resource – Tackling History presentation from Fall for the Book Festival, Sept. 19, 2020
Inside Scoop with Tim – Why did I write the book?
Interactive map of Baltimore in 1814 and today, showing the sites associated with the battle.
Visit the sites in the book. Explore my googlemap of related sites below. Click to expand image in map top right.
Plan a day trip to Baltimore – here’s a guide Tim wrote for Chesapeake Bay Magazine
My blog posts related to my Star-Spangled travels
Gloucester Cathedral and the US national anthem
Their final resting places
Stories of a national anthem
Mary, not Betsy
A historic inn on the Eastern Shore
Last battle against Britain
British invasion at North Point
Related online resources
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, online exhibition
Article, photos, and video describing conservation project on the flag
Pride of Baltimore 2 (reproduction privateer ship)
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum
Fort McHenry, Baltimore
Sites around Baltimore
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Baltimore
Wade’s Point Inn, Kemp’s home, St. Michaels, MD
My favorite renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner
Gaither Vocal Band