My Notes to my fellow Louisiana history teachers
This would be a great reference sheet to hand out at the start of this chapter, chapter 8, to help students keep straight the people of the Louisiana part of the War of 1812 chapter and what they are noted for.
Use my Task Cards as an additional review of this charter also.
You can extend this activity by having the students write complete and/or draw identifications for any other historical people – both American and British - they come across, or have the students rank the individuals from most to least historically significant and explain why. I even left a couple of officers BLANK so that students can research them and others. Each pair or group could also present 1 or 2 of these individuals to the rest of the class and expand on the noted.
I have used this freebie from class to class over the years. My students have come up with a number of characters to fill in the last sections such as shopkeepers, Cajuns, Creoles, Spanish, Isleños, British soldiers, and Native Americans. Where they get the names I'm never really sure but they always want to pull one over on me, so they research and research the battle.
But as long as they feel the need to surprise me, I'm happy for their research. So when you print these sheets out be prepared. I was. They may or may not fill out the remaining blank boxes. And I have had some classes that do and others that don't. Some take it as a challenge and others don't.