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War of 1812 living historian Terry Mathis discussing the lives and weapons of soldiers with visitors at a recent commemoration at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site.

Make your own 1812 paper dolls! 

Click 1812 Boy Paper Doll – Color for boys and 1812 Girl Paper Doll – Color for girls!

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.

Living History Classroom – Fall 2012

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 Podcast icon

(courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of History)

Nautical Trivia

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!

Nautical trivia questions

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 ProjectSave 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 LegionFlag Education & Etiquette

The Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner MuseumEducation Programs Resource Book

The Pride of BaltimoreMaryland with Pride: Exploring Maryland, Grade 4


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