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What Makes a Good National Anthem?

Maryland Center for History and Culture

with Digital Learning Specialist, Ashlee Anderson

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About the Maryland Center for History and Culture

The Maryland Center for History and Culture — formerly the Maryland Historical Society — is the oldest continuously operating nonprofit cultural institution in the state. The MCHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that houses a collection of 7 million books, documents, manuscripts, and photographs, and 350,000 objects in its museum and library located in Baltimore.

The MCHC serves as a leading center of Maryland history education for people of all ages. For students and teachers, education programming includes onsite museum field trips, Traveling Trunks, virtual field trips, and professional development workshops. For adults, the center hosts lectures, tours, workshops, and virtual field trips to inspire lifelong learning and spark curiosity in history.

About the class

The national anthem is one of the most important symbols of a country. National anthems help to foster patriotism, unify a country's population, and represent the nation’s values to the rest of the world. But how, exactly, does a song do all that? In this class, we'll explore the answers!

Meet your instructor, Ashlee.

Ashlee Anderson is the Digital Learning Specialist at the Maryland Center for History and Culture in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her master’s degree from American University. When she’s not delivering virtual programs, Ashlee spends her days exploring the mid-Atlantic beaches.


March 16
Tuesday @ 3:30 PM-4:30 PM EDT
1 x 60min session (1 hour)
All ages welcome
(Best for grades 2-12)

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Historical Viewpoints Collection

After you learn more about national anthems, explore eras, holidays and traditions of the past with other classes in the Historical Viewpoints collection.