This BFU is on James Madison and the War of 1812. It covers the causes and effects of the war, but doesn't go into detail on battles.
It continues to study the paradoxes of the Democratic-Republicans and their expansionist policies. It discusses impressment in its historical context, rumors about British arming Native Americans, proto-nationalism, and the end of the Federalists.
My BFUs are created for my ELL students WIDAs 2-6, but I also use them for remediation with students with lexiles below grade level--my grade level is 11th grade--and as a general review. They are easy to do, so all you need is to print them out and the students pace themselves. They are optimized for our school's Amplify tablet, so I actually don't print them out. You can use them with Ipad or on computer's with Adobe Reader. These are targeted to keep students reading and answering questions relevant to the standardized tests, so it works well with kids who don't actually read the material.
Please check out my other products! They are under my US History category. I use them in conjunction with the interactive notebook activities on the TPT seller's page Students of History.
OPTIMIZED FOR STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS! PROVEN SUCCESS WITH VIRGINIA'S SOLS and CC.