The War of 1812: Fortress Prince Edward Island
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 interviews.
Grades 7-9 (middle school)
Two to three one hour classes, plus extension lessons if desired.
In this lesson, student groups investigate different forts from the War of 1812. They will design a fort to be built on a site on Prince Edward Island. From their research they will generate a description and a list of features that the students may want to include in ‘Fortress PEI’. Through online research and teacher directed activities, small groups of students will create a ‘blueprint’ (footprint) of their group’s fort. The students compare and contrast their forts with one another,
Prince Edward Island — Atlantic Provinces Curriculum for Social Studies: Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET): Prince Edward Island