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  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    A Soldier's Notes From Michigan's Big Battle

    War of 1812 Soldier

    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 maps and primary sources to understand the significance of the battlefields. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to answer the question:

    Why should River Raisin and other War of 1812 battlefields be preserved and protected?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    "Remember the Raisin" Choose Your Own Adventure

    Remember the Raisin

    In this lesson, students will identify different groups that participated in the River Raisin Battles, hypothesize about decisions made by a participant in the River Raisin Battles, and understand the impact of these decisions on the War of 1812. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to answer the question:

    *What types of challenges and decisions did soldiers in the River Raisin Battle face?

    *How did those decisions impact the War of 1812?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • 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.

    Good

    Average: 4.0 (41 ratings)

    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

    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

    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
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    "Remember the Raisin" Adventure

    River Raisin massacre

    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.

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (2 ratings)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Colonial History, Geography, History, Journalism, 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
  • 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
  • The British bombardment of Fort McHenry

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    War of 1812
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