River Raisin letters from the grave
Follow a young Kentuckian as he battles at River Raisin!
A Soldier's Notes From Michigan's Big Battle
Learn to analyze battle maps.
Find a pen pal and learn about the battles at River Raisin!
In the early history of the United States problems with Great Britain still existed. This culminated with the War of 1812. This lesson will explore the problems that existed between Great Britain and the United States that led to the war. This lesson will also discuss the signing of the Treaty of Ghent and Treaty of Spring Wells and how it affected not only the United States and Great Britain, but the Native American nations that were involved.
Engaging Point of View & Historical Perspective through Social Media. Students will learn how to reduce conflict, reach a compromise, view different perspectives, and understand. This collection of four lessons engage students in learning about the War of 1812. Students will use point of view and historical perspective to make connections to American history, geography, the War of 1812, and the Battles of the River Raisin.
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.
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.
Students will examine and interpret accounts from individuals in the battle or witnessing the battle and aftermath. They'll read about the daily lives of those individuals and create a brochure that illustrates their understanding of these people. Students will explore world maps and Northwest Territory & Frenchtown maps noting farms, battlefields and movement by people of the village and combatants of the war. Students will read and write about weapons and artillery used by both armies.
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.
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.
These eleven lesson plans study the attack on Baltimore and Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
These lessons cover the many details of the attack on Fort McHenry - the defenders, the Garrison Flag, Francis Scott Key and the fort.
The teacher's resource guide serves as a single-source text and reference for conducting classroom history lessons on the War of 1812 and the role Marylanders played in the conflict. Information presented in the guide will help make teaching this important history easy and accessible. The guide includes information on the major players of the war, major battles, direct quotes from eyewitnesses, and links to other resources.