Elementary Level Lessons | Important People Foldable
One class period
1810 – 1811 Calls for War (7 ½ minutes)
June 1812 Declaration of War (6 minutes)
Summer 1812 The Americans Invade (18 ½ minutes)
September 1813 The Americans Invade Canada – Again (7 ½ minutes)
Summer 1814 The American Capital Burns (10 ½ minutes)
Autumn 1814 Secession Threat in New England (9 minutes)
I: Culture and Cultural Diversity
II: People, Places, and Environments
IV: Individual Development and Identity
V: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
VI: Power, Authority, and Governance
X: Civic Ideals and Practices
Canadian (Ontario) Concepts
Systems and Structures
Interactions and Interdependence
Power and Governance
Canadian (Ontario) Specific Expectations – Seventh Grade
Describe the major causes and personalities of the War of 1812
Explain key characteristics of life in English Canada from a variety of perspectives
Describe the different groups of people
Students will be able to:
identify the key ideas that important people stood for along with the problems they caused for themselves and others
compare and contrast the chosen people
1. What are the differences and similarities of the two chosen important people? (Madison/Brock, Tecumseh/Harrison, Tecumseh/Brock, Madison/Secord, etc.)
General, Federalist, Diplomat, Loyalist, Warfare, Alliance, Confederacy, Treaty, Expansionism, Colonel, Patriot
Program Segments for Lesson Plan
Now Playing1810-1811 | Calls for War
1. The teacher will prompt students by asking them what important people they can recall from The War of 1812.
What do they remember about these people?
Is the person comparable to another person in the program?
2. The teacher will continue to brainstorm with the students as he or she writes their ideas on the board and instructs the students to take notes.
3. The teacher will distribute construction paper and place students into heterogeneous groups of 2-4 students.
4. The teacher should direct students to pick two important people from The War of 1812 who were comparable.
5. The teacher will display a sample foldable and guide students in making one of their own.
On the outer folds students will write the two names (one on each flap)
On the inner left side, students will write the characteristics of the person on that flap
On the inner right flap, students will write the characteristics of the person on that flap
After opening the foldable, students will write the similarities of the important figures in the middle
6. Students will be told they may use any notes they have to complete their assignment.
7. The teacher will then distribute four Venn diagram worksheets to each student.
8. The teacher will explain to the students that they will present their foldable to the class. As the students are presenting, the other students are to be completing their Venn diagrams, comparing people based on the information given by the presenters.
9. The teacher will collect all foldable and Venn diagrams upon completion.
Students will complete a foldable comparing two important people from the War of 1812. Students will also show their foldable to the class describing the two people they chose. While students are presenting, the students who are in the audience will complete a Venn diagram about the presentation.
Related PBS Resources
We Shall Remain: Tecumseh’s Vision
Explore the significance of Tecumseh's stand for Native American survival and his visionary movement to secure cultural and physical space for Indian people through united resistance.
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