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  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    Letters From The Grave

    Soldier's grave 638x400

    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.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, History, Military and Wartime History, Political Science, Social Studies, Sociology, War of 1812
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    A Soldier's Notes From Michigan's Big Battle

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

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies, War of 1812
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    It's Not My Fault!

    soldier

    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. 

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Geography, History, Military and Wartime History, Political Science, Social Studies, War of 1812
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    Treaty Negotiations

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    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Geography, History, Social Studies, War of 1812
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    Battles of the River Raisin Pen Pal Project

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Anthropology, Archaeology, Colonial History, Geography, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies, Sociology, War of 1812
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Copy of the original broadside - Defence of Fort McHenry

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    War of 1812
  • Soldiers firing a musket volley.

    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.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    American History, Social Studies, Government, Civics
  • 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
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