The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literacy Through History)

Grade Levels
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Product Rating
4.0
File Type
PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
0.56 MB   |   6 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

In 1814, the British set fire to the White House. The tale of Dolley Madison rescuing the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington is well-known because she wrote an account of it herself. Paul Jennings, a slave at Madison’s Montpelier plantation, also wrote a firsthand account. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to compare/contrast the two accounts and answer the essential questions of "What happens when there are two contradictory eye-witness accounts of the same historical event?"

This lesson is tied directly to Common Core Standards in English/Language Arts in grades 4, 5, 6, and 7. The Social Studies connection is "events of the War of 1812."
Total Pages
6
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour

Average Ratings

4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
4.0
Total:
5 ratings
COMMENTS AND RATINGS:
Please log in to post a question.
PRODUCT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
$1.50
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 3.9/4.0
 (9 Followers)
$1.50
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literac
The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literac
The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literac
The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literac
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up