The War of 1812

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After reading a sample memo regarding the conflict with Britain and France before the War of 1812, your class members will assume the role of James Madison and brainstorm how to handle the situation. They will then analyze the creation and context for the Star-Spangled Banner, and finally create a movie poster to represent the war.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use informational text as a flipped classroom resource and have learners complete as a homework assignment to be discussed the following day
Classroom Considerations

  • Include more detailed requirements for what information to include in poster and consider offering technology options for completing assignmement
Pros

  • Rich materials provided, including informational text on war of 1812 and all activity handouts
  • Addresses different learning styles in variety of activities
Cons

  • None