The Star-Spangled Banner

Our National Anthem

1. Practice writing the lyrics to the song and then check your work using the lyrics below. Spelling will count on your test, but punctuation will not count against you.

2. Click on the sound clips below and practice singing along with the music. When you take your test, you will be using the performance track from this page. You will be graded on lyrics and melody for the singing test.

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? And the rockets' 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?

Fort McHenry

Birthplace of the national anthem. This is the National Park Service website. Fort McHenry is the site of the battle described in the Star-Spangled Banner. This link takes you away from the Hobart website. Please monitor your child's web activities.

Smithsonian Institute's Star-Spangled Banner - Preservation Project

Learn about the history of the national anthem and the War of 1812, interact with the actual 'Star-Spangled Banner" from the battle, and learn more about our country's flag throughout history. This link takes you away from the Hobart website. Please monitor your child's web activities.