Privateers in the War of 1812
Essential Element#2: Places and Regions
- World political regions
Essential Element #4: Human Systems
- Regional development in Canada and the world
- Territorial dispute and conflict
Geographic Skill #2: Acquiring Geographic Information
- Use a variety of research skills to locate and collect geographic data.
Geographic Skill #3: Organizing Geographic Information
- Integrate various types of materials to organize 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 interview
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