Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Screencast : Smithsonian's Interactive Star Spangled Banner

Hello. We recently researched the Star Spangled Banner as my class studying the War of 1812. I found an excellent site available from the Smithsonian and have previewed it in the following video created using Jing Pro.

One of the coolest things about the site with ability to learn more about the flag which inspired the lyrics to the National Anthem using an interactive tool to zoom in on parts of the historic flag. You can also learn how to submit a video of singing the National Anthem to win a trip to perform in Washington DC on Flag Day 2009.

Link to the Smithsonian's Interactive Site on the Star Spangled Banner

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:47 AM

    Hi Eric!
    What a great post about the Smithsonian's Star Spangled Banner Site! I thought that perhaps you might be interested in helping us spread the word about a really cool event that NMAH is launching-- a national Star-Spangled Banner YouTube Singing Contest!

    Contestants can submit a video performance of the national anthem to the Star-Spangled Banner group on YouTube. The deadline for submissions is April 13, 2009.

    It would be great if you could alert your readers to this exciting contest. Here's a link to the Call for Entries if you'd like to help spread the word: http://americanhistory.si.edu/news/pressrelease.cfm?key=29&newskey=968

    Thanks, and keep up the good work!