Make your own 1812 paper dolls!
Tryon Palace: Living History Classroom
This issue of the educational publication Living History Classroom, developed by Tryon Palace, focuses on Eastern N.C. around the time of the War of 1812. Each issue contains articles, lesson plans, and activities for student –all set to NC educational standards. This issue has been designed with the 4th-grade classroom in mind but may also assist parents at home or teachers of other grade levels.
The War of 1812: A Forgotten War?, an interview with Donald Hickey, professor of history at Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska
Most Americans don’t remember much about the War of 1812 from their school days; yet the conflict proved to be important in many ways and helped forge American identity. Approximate run time: 22 minutes. Podcast
(courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of History)
Much of the War of 1812 took place on the high seas! Use the internet to find the answers to this fun nautical research worksheet!
Lesson Plan (Learn NC)
Impressed with embargo
Students will learn about the causes of the War of 1812 and make connections to current world events.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
Learn NC – War of 1812
Additional Lesson Plan Sources
Smithsonian Institution’s Star-Spangled Banner Preservation Project – Save Our History: The Star-Spangled Banner Project, Teacher’s Manual, Grades K-8
Teaching with Historic Places – “The Rockets’ Red Glare”: Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry
Learn how the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore led to the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and how Key’s song became a powerful symbol for Americans.
The American Flag Foundation, Inc. – Honor America: An Educational Resource Handbook for Grades 3-5
The American Legion – Flag Education & Etiquette
The Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum – Education Programs Resource Book
The Pride of Baltimore – Maryland with Pride: Exploring Maryland, Grade 4