"Creating Connections" Case Studies: Teaching with the TwHP Lesson Plan on Fort McHenry
By Paul LaRue, History Teacher, Washington High School , Washington Court House, Ohio
Case Study #1:Use of Primary Documents and Critical Thinking Skills
Content standards for high school teachers in the state of Ohio begin with 1877. You might think that this would make the“The Rockets’ Red Glare”: Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenrylesson unusable for me. But I would utilize this lesson to help me teach the use of primary documents and critical thinking skills, which do fall under my twelfth grade U.S. History Standards.