Teacher Reference Materials

War of 1812 Learning Module

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Social Studies


This reference packet for teachers includes worksheet templates for independent and guided activities utilizing a cross-curricular approach to learning. Activities can be modified to meet the needs of your group. Includes guided primary source research, graphing, writing and literacy activities. 

We put the learning module to the test!

For the 2012/2013 school year, fifth grade students at Patterson Park Public Charter School (Baltimore City) did a year-long project based around The War of 1812 and the Battle of Baltimore. A portion of the battle took place in the park that the school is named after. Their research was done in various stages as listed below. The first stage was having the students research the various aspects of The War of 1812 itself, and sharing their findings. The second tier was specifically learning more about The Battle of Baltimore and the events on Hampstead Hill by doing thorough site visits. Lastly the students used their own ingenuity and creativity to design and build historically accurate props and reenact the Battle of Baltimore in a film. A "Historic Field Day" held in May allowed them to proudly share their work with their parents and the community. Most importantly the students wanted to leave their imprint on history and give back to the community. The events of Hampstead Hill researched by the students will go on Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail interpretive signage to be placed in the park.



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Last updated: October 7, 2015