I noticed my students were very confused as to how the War of 1812 ended so I made a rap about it. I just googled "hip hop instrumental" and found random youtube videos to rhyme to. It's a very simple rhyme scheme so it can flow with about anything.
Here is a sample:
Treaty of Ghent Rap
Treaty of Paris must be forgotten?
War of 1812; America fought in
my rhymes not worth a cent
War ended by the treaty of Ghent
Belgium is where you would find the city
We even sent yer boy, John Quincy!
No need to worry about what happens
Diplomat John Quincy Adams
Later named President 6
Issues with Britain, gonna fix