Privateers in the War of 1812
- Use a rubric to assess the journal entries. Students could also use a rubric to complete a self-evaluation. An example of a rubric for journal entries can be found at:http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&module=Rubistar&rubric_id=1165989
- Evaluate the Privateer Data Collection Sheet for completion and accuracy.
Grade 7-9 (middle school)
Two sixty minute classes
The main goal of this lesson is for students to investigate the role of privateers in Nova Scotia during the War of 1812. Through online research and teacher directed activities, students will gain a better understanding of Nova Scotia’s role in the War of 1812, analyze the life of a sailor on board a schooner such as the ‘Liverpool Pocket’, synthesize the information gathered and write a series of journal entries about capturing an American sea vessel.
Nova Scotia — Atlantic Provinces Curriculum for Social Studies: Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET): Nova Scotia