Should America Have Gone to War in 1812?

Using an incredibly engaging activity and detailed lesson plan, your learners will serve as advisors to President Madison on whether to participate in what would become the War of 1812! Utilize a variety of effective instructional strategies to acquaint your class with the causes of the war. There are opportunities for group work and independent practice, analysis of primary sources, and written or performance assessments.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Excellent, thorough lesson plan with an engaging anticipatory set, questions that access learners' prior knowledge, varied assessments, etc.
Cons

  • Try providing visual images that correspond to the primary sources to help bring them to life
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