Star-Spangled Extras

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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?

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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
Tangier Island
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

Fort McHenry
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

Photo galleries

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

Whitney Houston
Sandi Patty
DC Washington
Gaither Vocal Band
John Williams