The Role of Women in the War of 1812: Laura Secord

In this lesson, students will investigate the role of Laura Secord in the War of 1812. They will explore the vital roles women played on the battlefields and assess the ways in which female participants have been compensated and remembered.
  • Access to a blackboard/whiteboard, data projector or chart paper and markers
  • Appendix A:  Women and War (attached)
  • Appendix B:  Laura Secord (attached)
  • Canadian Geographic War of 1812 poster-map
  • Access to the internet

Websites:

Historica Minute:  Laura Secord

http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?id=10118