In this teacher-led activity, the scavenger hunt functions as an interactive, self-guided fort tour for students. The student worksheet requires them to answer several questions as they visit various locations inside the fort.
In this teacher-led activity, students will stop at several locations in Fort Pulaski featuring cannons or equipment used with cannons. Students will learn about the weight, range and usage of cannons while solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.
This is a teacher-led activity to be done on site at the fort. Students will learn about the vital role played by simple machines to accomplish challenging tasks at Fort Pulaski. The moving and lifting of heavy cannons, the aiming and loading of the bulky weapons, and other “heavy lifting” was achieved with simple machines. The unsung heroes of Fort Pulaski were the lever, the pulley, the wheel, the screw and the inclined plane.
This word search activity is designed to be used as a pre-visit activity before bringing your students to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.
While reading the story of Mary Pickersgill and the sewing of the Star-Spangled Banner flag students will gain insight into 19th century Baltimore. Using primary source material they will explore what other jobs people did and how they depended on each other.
Teaching American History in Maryland is a collaborative program of the Maryland State Archives and the Center for History Education, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and several school systems: Anne Arundel County, the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Public Schools. Documents for the Classroom makes facsimiles of original documents available for use by teachers and students. This series is related to the Battle of North Point in the War of 1812. www.teachingamericanhistorymd.org
This guide serves as a single-source text and reference for conducting classroom history lessons on the War of 1812, and the role that Marylanders played. It is especially organized for teachers of pre- and post-secondary grade levels.Information provided in this guide will help make teaching this important history easy and accessible. The guide presents the major players in the war, its major battles, direct quotes from eyewitnesses, and information on additional resources.
Students will act out newscasts taking place in different parts of the country during the War of 1812. Four groups will portray four unique experiences. Each group will complete a packet of primary and secondary source readings to prepare for the role-play. As student groups present their newscasts and interviews, audience members will record notes. At the end of the lesson, students will share what they learned in a “Letter to the Producer.”
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.
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.