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

The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literacy Through History)
The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literacy Through History)
The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literacy Through History)
The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literacy Through History)
The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literacy Through History)
The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literacy Through History)
The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literacy Through History)
The White House is On Fire - War of 1812 (Teaching Literacy Through History)
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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."
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6 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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