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  • Independent and guided activities utilizing a cross-curricular approach to learning.  Activities can be modified to meet the needs of your group.  Includes guided primary source research, graphing, writing and literacy activites.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Military and Wartime History, U.S. First Ladies, U.S. Presidents, War of 1812
    Keywords:
    war of 1812, Bicentennial War of 1812, Star-Spangled Banner, Star-Spangled Banner Flag, trail, stewardship, Trail Stewards, Chesapeake Campaign, Chesapeake Bay
  • Mary Pickersgill and the members of her household sewing the Star-Spangled Banner Flag.

    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

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-College Undergraduate Level
    Subjects:
    History, U.S. First Ladies, U.S. Presidents, War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    National History Standards:
    Topic 2:  The History of the Students’ Own State or Region
    STANDARD 3:  The people, events, problems, and ideas that created the history of their state
    Keywords:
    war of 1812, Battle of North Point, Battle of Balitmore, Fort McHenry, Star-Spangled Banner, Star-Spangled Banner Flag, General Robert Ross, Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Campaign
  • An Aerial View of Fort McHenry

    Few people remember the War of 1812 today, but the poem it inspired, almost immediately set to music as “The Star Spangled Banner,” has become the national anthem of the United States and a potent source of inspiration and community for Americans in times of crisis.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    American History, Social Studies, Government, Civics
  • The garrison flag flies over Fort McHenry.

    These lessons cover the many details of the attack on Fort McHenry - the defenders, the Garrison Flag, Francis Scott Key and the fort.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    Geography, History, Social Studies Skills
  • Dolley Madison and the Portrait of George Washington

    The events leading up to the burning of the White House during the War of 1812 have been well chronicled. Among the most celebrated events of the war was the saving of George Washington’s portrait by Dolley Madison before the White House was torched. Thanks to a letter written by Mrs. Madison prior to her escape this event is recounted.  Recently, however, an expert concluded that perhaps the write the letter was written later - perhaps 20 years later. From the White House Historical Associati

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eleventh Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Art, Education, Historic Preservation, Military and Wartime History, U.S. First Ladies, War of 1812, Women's History
    Keywords:
    war of 1812, Star Fort, Star-Spangled Banner, Star-Spangled Banner Flag, first lady, Chesapeake Campaign, Chesapeake Bay, James Madision, Dolley Madison, Burning of the White House, George Washington portrait, Primary Source
  • A Civil War View of Fort McHenry

    Soldier's writings will reveal the activities and living conditions at Fort McHenry during the Civil War.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War
  • The British bombardment of Fort McHenry

    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:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    War of 1812
  • The goal of the Trail Stewards program is to empower local communities to become the caretakers of the Star Spangled Banner Trail.  This guide will provide an introduction to the concepts of place-based and project-based learning which are the backbone of any hands-on learning experience.  A project-based learning module on the War of 1812 was created by the Trail’s Teacher-Ranger-Teachers and can be used as a model for a community specific project and explore the War of 1812 with students.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Education, Environment, Historic Preservation, Language Arts, Military and Wartime History, War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
    ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.17 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information to address a question or solve a problem.
    ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH. 9 Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary
  • The flag flies over Fort McHenry.

    Download National Curriculum for Grades 4 Through 8: Long May It Wave: The War of 1812 & Fort McHenry. To support teachers in Maryland and across the United States as they commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in their classrooms, the Friends of Fort McHenry developed a national curriculum on the War of 1812 and Fort McHenry for grades 4 through 8.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    Geography, History, Social Studies
  • Defense of a Nation: Maryland's Role in the War of 1812 - A Teacher's Guide

    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.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Education, History, Maritime History, Military and Wartime History, Naval History, U.S. First Ladies, U.S. Presidents, War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    Historical Investigation, Use of Primary Source Documents, American History
    Keywords:
    war of 1812, Star-Spangled Banner, Star-Spangled Banner Flag, National Anthem, Francis Scott Key, Battle of Baltimore, baltimore, Chesapeake, Chesapeake Campaign, Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore National Heritage area, Fort McHenry
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