They currently offer 9 kits in all. You can select from baking dog biscuits for shelters, crafts that lift soldiers' spirits, a unique book donation activity, a slumber party that supports foster kids, and more!
Francis Scott Key's most notable accomplishment and what he is most remembered for is penning the United States of America's National Anthem call "The Star-Spangled Banner". The song lyrics originate from Francis Scott Key's role during the War of 1812, whereby Key was trying to facilitate an American Prisoner Exchange with the British. While on board the British ship HMS Tonnant, Key was unable to do anything while the entire British navy bombarded the American forces at Fort McHenry on the night of September 13 and 14, 1814.
When the smoke had cleared, Francis Scott Key was able to see that the American flag at Fort McHenry was still waiving and reported this fact the prisoners below deck he was negotiating their freedom for. Key was so inspired by his experiences he published the poem "The Defence of Fort McHenry", which was published in the Patriot publication on September 20, 1814. It has latter become know as "The Star- Spangled Banner". - picture and text from www.francisscottkey.com
Here are some free online resources to learn more:
- Poems of the late Francis S. Key (Google eBook)
- Francis Scott Key: Author of the Star Spangled Banner; what else he was and who (Google eBook)
- Francis Scott Key resource page at The Homeschool Mom
- “The Rockets’ Red Glare”: Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry Supplementary Resources from The National Park Service
- Francis Scott Key on Squidoo
A short documentary from Rockbridge Academy on the author of America's "Star Spangled Banner".
The Star Spangled Banner by the Academy Choirs and the US Army Herald Trumpet Corps.
McGuffey's Eclectic Readers
- Eclectic Primer
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- Second Eclectic Reader
- Third Eclectic Reader
- Fourth Eclectic Reader
- Fifth Eclectic Reader
Sixth Eclectic ReaderMcGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book
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