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

 

Lesson Plans

Lesson-Plan-Table-of-Contents-and-Summaries-2018

Overview material

1.-Live-from-1812

2.-What-Caused-the-War-of-1812

3.Geography-of-the-Chesapeake-and-the-War-of-1812-CBMM

4.-Was-the-War-of-1812-Our-Second-War-of-Independence

5.-The-War-of-1812-Lesson-Plan-Unit_5th-Grade-Baltimore

6.-Citizens-For-and-Against-the-War-of-1812

7.-British-Attacks-in-the-Chesapeake-during-the-War-of-1812

8.-Should-America-Have-Gone-to-War-in-1812

9.-A-Just-War-or-Just-a-War

Topic Specific

1.-Design-Your-Own-Flag

2.-Patriot-or-Pirate

3.-Sensory-Star-Spangled-Banner

4.-Political-Cartoons-from-the-War-of-1812-1

5.-Privateers-in-the-War-of-1812-Soldiers-of-Thieves

6.-Slavery-and-the-War-of-1812-CBMM

Site Specific

1. The Citizens’ Defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812

2. What’s In a Name

3. By The Dawns Early Light-Lehanka

3.5 Dawns Early Light- Lesson Resource Packet

4. The Design of Fort McHenry-The Star Fort

5. Saving History Dolly Madison and the White House

6.-A-Question-of-Loyalties-War-of-1812