Want to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday but dread teaching middle school History? Make lessons for your students more meaningful and relevant by introducing this script from my collection of short, historical-fiction screenplays written for young Canadians! Whether your students act them out, or simply take turns reading the parts, setting a dramtic storyline within an actual event is likely to entertain the most apathetic of pre-teens and adolescents, giving them an appreciation of their country's fascinating past!
This is the last of six available screenplays!
(Be sure to download the first one for free!)
"The War of 1812"
Born of the fear that American forces will soon mount a major attack on Upper Canada, General Isaac Brock conspires with Chief Tecumseh of the Indian Confederacy to strike first across the Detroit River, albeit with only a fraction of the number of troops of that of their enemy.