Forts of the War of 1812

Students will learn the advantages and disadvantages of the geographic locations of forts in the War of 1812. They will research military engagements that occurred at those locations. Students will discuss the effects of the particular location and environment on the results of the battles.
  • Access to a blackboard, whiteboard or chart paper and markers
  • Student Activity Sheet:  Forts of the War of 1812 (attached)
  • Access to the internet

Web Sites:

Canadian Atlas Online War of 1812 theme

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/atlas

Galafilm:  Maps of the War of 1812

http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/maps/index.html

Historica Dominion Institute

www.historica-dominion.ca

Parks Canada

www.pc.gc.ca/fortgeorge (or the name of your selected fort)