This dynamic presentation on the War of 1812 provides visuals, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson. Your students will understand the complexity of this conflict and how it shaped two countries.
The War of 1812 is often a forgotten war and yet it left a deep impact on the people at the time who lived on both sides of the border. For Americans it is considered the second war of independence. For the people who would become Canadians in solidified their connection to Great Britain. For Native Americans it shattered any hopes and dreams they had for independence.
This presentation examines the following topics:
♦ Lead up to the War
♦ Reasons for America Declaring War
♦ Important leaders
♦ Battle of Queenston Heights
♦ American Problems
♦ Burning of Washington
♦ Battle of Fort McHenry
♦ Treaty of Ghent
♦ Battle of New Orleans
♦ Outcomes of the War
This lesson takes me approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Check out the "Struggle for a Continent" series:
Lesson 1: The Fur Trade
Lesson 2: The Evolution of Government in New France and New England
Lesson 3: The French and Indian War
Lesson 4: The American Revolution and its effects on Canada
Lesson 5: The War of 1812
Corresponding Movie Guides
The War that Made America Episode 1
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