Resources for Educators
Educational materials are available in the War of 1812 Virtual Resource Center, an online portal for teachers and students. The resource center – hosted by Maryland Public Television’s Thinkport website for educators – includes a searchable database of traditional classroom materials as well as an easy-to-use database of scanned and transcribed primary sources, music, video clips, images, and maps. The resource center also provides information about ways that students can experience the War of 1812 firsthand, either through a field trip or virtual experience. On the site, students can play educational games, use an interactive map and “build” their own museum exhibit using images and objects related to the war.
Sample Student Projects
In December 2018, students from Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle in Locust Point came to Fort McHenry to film their self-written skits about the War of 1812 and the Battle of Baltimore.