The Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the War of 1812

Students will examine the role played by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment (RNR) (known earlier as the Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Fencible Infantry) in the War of 1812.  Students will study geographical locations of battle sites where the RNR was involved during this period. After an examination of the lifestyle of these 19th century soldiers, students will draw conclusions about why men would leave their homeland to fight. Knowledge about battle engagements and the daily life of these men should reinforce empathy and allow comparisons with more recent soldiers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

Essential Element #2:  Places and Regions

  • Physical and human characteristics of places and regions in Canada and the world
  • Changes in places and regions over time

Essential Element #5:  Environment and Society

  • Limits and opportunities of the physical environment for human activities

Essential Element # 6:  The Uses of Geography

  • Effects of physical and human geographic factors on major historic events

Geographic Skill #2:  Acquiring Geographic Information

  • Use a variety of research skills to locate and collect geographic data.
  • Use maps to collect and/or compile geographic information.

Geographic Skill #4:  Analyzing Geographic Information

  • Interpret and synthesize information obtained from a variety of sources – graphs, charts, tables, diagrams, texts, photographs, documents and interviews.