Exploring the War of 1812 through Song

In this activity students will explore the War of 1812 by considering multiple perspectives. They will view three divergent music videos and create a music video of their own using the Canadian lyrics from a song entitled ‘The War of 1812’.
  • Appendix A: The War of 1812 lyrics (attached)
  • Appendix B: Video Rubric (attached)
  • Movie maker program
  • Data projector
  • Digital video cameras
  • Computer with internet access

Websites:

Canadian Atlas Online War of 1812 theme

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/atlas

The War of 1812 Song

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/war_of_1812/videos/

The War of 1812 Song (Canadian Edition)

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/war_of_1812/videos/

The War of 1812 Song (VG Cats)

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/war_of_1812/videos/