Canadian Identity and the War of 1812: How the Map of North America Could Look

In this lesson students will examine the impact of the War of 1812 on Canadian history and on the map of North America.  First, they will locate and re-create significant battles in the War of 1812.  Next, they will redraw the political boundaries of North America to illustrate how the division of space on this continent would be different if the United States had won the War of 1812.

Essential Element #2:  Places and Regions

  • The importance of places and regions to individual and social identity

Geographic Skill #3: Organizing geographic information

  • Select and design appropriate forms of maps to organize geographic information.