Students read an account from the War of 1812 of the USS Constitution battling the British Guerriere (when it became known as 'Old Ironsides'), answer 11 questions, and complete 3 creative tasks (museum exhibit, 2 part poster from two time periods, and news headlines). The answers are included where appropriate and this would be great for a sub!
Sample questions include:
--Why was it important for the American navy to stand up to, match, and hopefully exceed Britain's navy?
--Who was Isaac Hull and what was his prey? Explain the implications in the word choice of "prey."
--Inferring from the text, draw where you think the "mizzen" could be found on a ship.
--Why would Hull have been ready to offer assistance to the Guerriere if it were sinking?
--Detail how this event would have been relayed to Britain’s naval commander and the king. How might those parties have received the news of this defeat?
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