The War of 1812: Who Won the War?

Students will learn about the causes, course and consequences of the War of 1812. The causes section will help students understand the geographical location and importance of Upper Canada to the Americans and British, the spark which led to the declaration of war and the role of the First Nations before the war. The course section will focus on the stories of key individuals (British, American, First Nations) and the lack of any decisive military victory. The consequences section will show how very little changed for all sides as is evident in the peace treaty in Ghent in 1814.

Essential Element #6: The Uses of Geography

  • Influence of geographical features on the evolution of significant historic events and movements

Geographic Skill #4: Analyzing geographic information

  • Use the processes of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and explanation to interpret geographic information from a variety of sources.