• Painting of Frenchtown settlement

    River Raisin

    National Battlefield Park Michigan

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  • Soldier's grave 688x173

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    Letters From The Grave

    River Raisin letters from the grave Explore »

  • River Raisin massacre

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    "Remember the Raisin" Adventure

    Follow a young Kentuckian as he battles at River Raisin! Explore »

  • United States Infantry private of the 15th Regiment 1812-1813.

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    A Soldier's Notes From Michigan's Big Battle

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  • War of 1812 battle map

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    Analyzing a Battlefield Map and Corresponding Image

    Learn to analyze battle maps. Explore »

  • River Raisin Pen Pal Project

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    Battles of the River Raisin Pen Pal Project

    Find a pen pal and learn about the battles at River Raisin! Explore »

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    Battles of the River Raisin Pen Pal Project

    Battles of the River Raisin Pen Pal Project

    The people involved and impacted by the Battles of the River Raisin were diverse and wide spread. From Kentucky to Upper Canada soldiers and citizens, many of whom were related or well acquainted, had their lives turned upside down by the battles along the River Raisin at Frenchtown and the wider war. Letters home would have provided these individuals with a way to connect to those they loved and allowed them to share their fears and convictions about the tumultuous times in which they lived.

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    "Remember the Raisin" Adventure

    Using an overview of the War of 1812, follow one young Kentuckian as he faces making many difficult decisions that take him through the River Raisin Battles. The “Remember the Raisin!” Adventure uses historical fiction, maps, prior knowledge, and some friendly competition to help your students critically examine and understand how difficult it can be to make split second decisions and the serious consequences that often accompany these decisions while they learn about the River Raisin Battles.

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    A Soldier's Notes From Michigan's Big Battle

    A Soldier's Notes From Michigan's Big Battle

    Students will learn of the Battles of the River Raisin that took place in the Michigan Territory during the War of 1812 in Monroe, MI. This lesson will explore a secondary document that gives a personal account of the days before and during the Battles of the River Raisin. Historians typically analyze the outcome of this war as a stalemate between Great Britain and the United States. However, Native Americans were the big losers in the war. They experienced a huge loss of lives and sovereignty.

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