A Resource Guide Created for Mr. Shives' Social Studies Class at Hancock Middle Senior High School
World Book map
War of 1812: Major Battles
(Home Article: War of 1812)
The War of 1812 was fought mainly in the northern United States and southern Canada. This map shows where the major land and water battles took place.
This web site, "1812 experience", is made up of numerous articles, extensive links, and the largest collection of War of 1812 images on the internet. Event listings, news and unit web sites dealing with the exciting reenactment hobby can also be found here. Make your computer come alive with the sounds of the past by visiting our sound clip gallery. Test your knowledge of the War of 1812 by taking one of our quizzes. Finally for the armchair general we provide unique animated battle maps that give you a quick understanding of a particular clash of arms during the war.
Subjects: United States--War of 1812
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
In May 1812, America is on the brink of war. James Madison explains the issues and invites you to participate in the debate over whether the U.S. should go to war with Great Britain. Listen to the different perspectives of eight Americans as they talk about the possibility of going to war. Click on the button below the images of the Americans to further examine the issues. You can cast your vote and then look at the voting results.
Subjects: United States--War of 1812, Madison, James
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Running Time: 1 hr 53 min 18 sec (12 chapters)
Grades: 7 to Adult
This program explores the events of the War of 1812 from several perspectives: American, Canadian, British and Native American. Viewers will discover the reasons why Americans fought against the British, Canadian colonists and native nations for over two years, and learn how this conflict threatened the existence of Canada and deeply divided the American nation. With dramatic re-enactments and interviews with historians, authors and experts, the program looks at the War of 1812's legendary heroes and battles, as well as some of its most prominent blunders and cowards.
Running time: 12:42
Crash Course offers quick-paced, imaginative videos aimed at learners of all ages. In this one, John Green teaches you about the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and its former colonial overlord England. John will take you through the causes of the war, tell you a little bit about the fighting itself, and get into just why the US Army couldn't manage to make any progress invading Canada. The upshot: no territory changed hands, and most of the other bones of contention were solved prior to the actual war. Although nothing much changed for the US and England, the Native Americans were the big losers. Tecumseh was killed, and the Indian tribes lost a lot of territory. Watch as John lays it all out for you.