After having a surprisingly unattractive website on the Star Spangled Banner for years, the Smithsonsian Institution just unveiled a new one. It’s called…The Star Spangled Banner. The new site coincides with the opening of a new physical gallery about the flag.

The site is much more accessible to English Language Learners than the previous one. There’s relatively simple text, it talks both about the War of 1812 and the flag, and there’s a good quiz and a feature where you can interact with the flag itself.

I’ve placed the link both on my United States History website page and my U.S. History Class Blog.