Paths to Peace
2012 - 1015 marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and commemorative events are planned throughout North America. A significant event in the development of America, The War of 1812, was also the crucible in which Canadian nationhood began to take shape, along with shifting relationships of both to Great Britain. Further, the period was crucially important in the unfolding of the settler's relationship to First Nations/Native American peoples. The conclusion of the War of 1812 forged a long-lasting peace between three world allies: Canada, Great Britain and the United States. Yet, many North Americans are unaware of the importance of the War of 1812 in history.
Paths to Peace is unique on multiple levels: highlighting an oft-neglected period of history, integrating art of all kinds as interpretive tools and levers for international student engagement, creating opportunities for community development and relationship, and for its emphasis not only upon the historical events themselves, but its exploration and interpretation of the War's crucial outcome of 200 years of peace and diplomacy from multiple national perspectives through the prism of the cultural arts.
The Program at a Glance
Scavenger Hunt / Icebreaker
Perry's Victory Interpretive Sessions
Did You Know?
With the Amherstburg blockade by Oliver Hazard Perry, British commander Robert Barclay's supply line was cut. He needed food and equipment for his new flag ship the Detroit. By September 9, 1813 he was down to a day’s ration. So he removed the cannons from Fort Malden and placed them on the Detroit.