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  • Mount Welby's residents view the burning of Washington during the summer of 1814.

    Students will identify and explain the principles of the United States government expressed in stories, symbols, poems, songs, and landmarks.

    Students will interpret fiction and non-fiction passages about people, places, and events related to the American political system.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

    The War of 1812 - Baltimore's Role

    The Battle of Fort McHenry - Alfred Jacob Miller

    Students will read primary and secondary source documents to identify the actions of the citizens in the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Civil War soldier demonstrating musket.

    This is a worksheet for students to do prior to their visit to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    Civil War, savannah, Georgia history, Forts
  • Civil War soldier talking with students.

    Students can review the history of Fort Pulaski while completing this crossword puzzle. It serves as a pre-visit activity before taking a field trip to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    Civil War, Forts, savannah, Georgia history
  • Blended photo showing modern fort and old battle damage.

    This is a teacher-led activity to be done on site at the fort. The teacher will lead a walk around the outside of the fort to show students dramatic battle damage from the Civil War battle, including projectiles that are still lodged in the brick walls. It also highlights the salt marsh ecology on Cockspur Island, and shows how human influence has repeatedly changed the island’s environment over time.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Civil War, Conservation, Ecology, Engineering, Environment, Geography, History, Landscapes, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    Civil War, ecology, salt marsh, savannah, Forts
  • Students rolling mock rifle cartridges.

    Students can complete the spider acitivty as a pre-visit activity prior to making a field trip to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    Civil War, savannah, Forts, Georgia history
  • drawing of the burning of washington viewed from mount welby

    Oxon Cove Park has a rich history that includes the story of the Debutts, a British family that came to America in the late 1700s.  The  Debutts family finally settled on a hilltop overlooking the Potomac River that  today is known as Oxon Cove Park. It is from this hilltop that Mrs. DeButts witnessed the British capture of Alexandria and the Burning of Washington. The family even found Congreve Rockets on this hill!


    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Maritime History, Political Science, War of 1812
  • Writ of Habeas Corpus is suspended by President Lincoln.

    Students will explore original source materials illuminating the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War. Students will examine Lincoln’s suspension of the writ of habeas corpus and the non-judicial detention of Southern sympathizers during the Civil War.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, Constitutional Law
  • Copy of the original broadside - Defence of Fort McHenry

    This lesson should be taught after the introduction to the attack on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Students should have been introduced to some of the history behind the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. The students will use this lesson to dissect the lyrics to “The Star- Spangled Banner” and gain a better understanding of the song. They will also discuss the song’s relevance to the country’s present state of the union and discuss whether the lyrics are still applicable today.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    War of 1812
  • Soldiers firing a musket volley.

    The teacher's resource guide serves as a single-source text and reference for conducting classroom history lessons on the War of 1812 and the role Marylanders played in the conflict. Information presented in the guide will help make teaching this important history easy and accessible. The guide includes information on the major players of the war, major battles, direct quotes from eyewitnesses, and links to other resources.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    American History, Social Studies, Government, Civics
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