Students will research and present one of the important battles of the War of 1812 with a focus on what made it "significant". That is, why was this battle an important one. It would be helpful to do a lesson about what makes something significant (large impact, long-lasting impact, well-known, affected many people, etc.) before this project.
After the presentations are complete, ask students to individually write a paragraph, using the information from each group, about which of the battles they though was the most significant.