War of 1812

Using our War of 1812 lesson plan, students learn all about the War of 1812, including its causes and lasting effects and the key figures and countries in the conflict. Students are asked to do independent research along with the lesson.

Our War of 1812 lesson plan introduces students to the War of 1812, including its history, its causes and effects, and related vocabulary. During this lesson, students are asked to label each in a given list of places/battles on a map of the Eastern U.S. in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson geography. Students are also asked to research each term in a given list and write a brief description of its significance to the War of 1812.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to summarize the War of 1812, list the causes of the war, and identify key individuals, places, and events that played a part during the war.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10

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Social Studies


4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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