The War of 1812 Home School Edition

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This package is similar to my regular War of 1812 package, but it is suited more to the home school audience. I have eliminated the lesson plans and objectives posters. I have also consolidated the bell ringers into 2 pages of writing/thought prompts for better economy.

Included in this product are the following:

- - Vocabulary Cards - -

A table of vocabulary words are available to print and cut apart. Children can use these for spelling reference, and also to guide their focus in reading the information in this package.

- - Writing/Thought Prompts -- -

Use these either at the beginning or end of lessons, to activate knowledge and focus or to assess knowledge of material covered. These are consolidated into 2 pages. Cut each prompt on the dotted line and attach to a journal page.

- - Anchor Charts - -

These cover both the causes and effects of the War of 1812, and include visuals to help anchor each main idea. They can be used to activate prior knowledge or as an anchor for main ideas learned in the activities and information.

- - Interactive Time Line - -

It includes horizontal strips with dates, and vertical strips with events. Color pictures are included at the bottom of each event strip, but if you cannot print color you can choose the gray scale option when choosing print settings. This set up makes the time line more interactive for the kinesthetic learner. If you simply want the time line, the finished time line is also included.

- -Star-Spangled Banner - -

Anticipatory Set where students predict by using prior knowledge and experience
Context Clues activity

Information cards with questions and answer keys on The Star-Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key, Fort McHenry, and the Fort McHenry flag

Break it down activity, where students break down parts of the Anthem and put it in their own words and experiences

Persuasive Writing - - pre-writing activities, arguing for or against respecting the National Anthem.

- - Causes of the War of 1812 - -

Information card, information card reading activity, Cause/effect graphic organizer,

- - Presidents of the War of 1812 - -

Information Cards on Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, graphic organizer to compare the 2 men's approaches to the War of 1812

- - Trade Disruption & The American Landscape of the War of 1812 - -

Information card on Eli Whitney and the cotton gin

Graphic Organizer to see relationship between trade disruption, invention, economic survival, and the American landscape during the period of 1812

Map activity comparing the 13 colonies to the map of the U.S. during the War of 1812

Information card on the Louisiana Purchase, with questions and answer key

Map Activity with rubric requiring students to identify the Louisiana Purchase, cotton plantations, cotton mills, and what the U.S. looked like prior to the Louisiana Purchase

Information cards on the Battle of Tippecanoe, War Hawks, the Federalists political party, Battle of Fort Mackinac, Fort Dearborn Massacre, USS Constitution/Old Ironsides, Dolley Madison, the Battle of Plattsburgh, the Battle of Fort McHenry, the Battle of New Orleans, Free Enterprise, Supply & Demand, Supply & Demand During the War of 1812

Graphic organizer showing how free enterprise works, and its benefits

Graphic organizer showing examples and non-examples of free enterprise

Graphic organizer analyzing supply and demand

--Technological Advances of the War of 1812 - -

Information card

Graphic organizer to analyze advances and benefits

--Effects of the War of 1812 - -

Information card

Graphic organizer showing effects and importance of effects

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