War of 1812

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Luckily for those who aren't history buffs, anyone can guess that the War of 1812 happened in ... 1812. But how to cover the rest of the story? The resource does just that with effective direct instruction that includes statistics, facts, graphics, and images of important artifacts from the war.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After reading individually, discuss each artifact and its meaning as a class
  • Assign pupils to write an essay about one exhibition graphic using the website and additional online research as homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires devices with Internet access or prep work by printing out the website and distributing to each individual scholar
Pros

  • The website serves as a very effective method of direct instruction for visual and kinesthetic learners when interacting with the website
  • Breaks each section into different events that relate to the War of 1812, making it easy to find important information
Cons

  • Some middle and high schoolers may need different forms of instruction with an auditory component