Military Instruments

Fife and drum sound clips

History of fife and drum in 1800’s Virginia

History of fife and drums

Flags flag lesson Pickersgill house 15 star flag history

Star Spangled Banner Music music performed by numerous singers/musical groups. Great idea is to have students compare two performances. music downloads, history, click on black/white photo for you tube video and book sources.,_John_Stafford%29 The Anacreontic Song


1812 History Smithsonian web site This Day in History is a great overview. History Channel 3-4 min. video clips purchase History Channel Presents- The War of 1812, about $19.99 Time Machine: First Invasion: The War of 1812 PDF teaching guide

Lesson Plans lesson plans, more 1812 resources Great site for everything having to do with 1812. visual timeline and links to an 1812 army manual. Primary sources on Dolley Madison saving White House treasures. Second grade lesson plans Lesson plans grade 4-8 on Fort McHenry


Song Lyrics

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 thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Flag sizes

30 X 42 foot Star-Spangled banner

17 X 25 foot is the Garrison flag

(Paid $405 for the flags more than was earned by normal citizens in a year.)