In this lesson plan design for Grade 4, 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.
This lesson was developed at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine for the Young Defenders' Day program. Defenders' Day is an official holiday in the State of Maryland, commemorating the successful defense of the city by its citizens in September 1814.
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The War of 1812 - Baltimore's Role (PDF)