During any war, it's important for students to have a clear understanding of the major figures involved and what their role is. Using a traditional storyboard and the character map backgrounds, students can create a chart describing the major figures of the War of 1812, their position, actions, and legacy after the war. Students will be able to understand each side of the war, including the U.S., Great Britain, and the Native Americans and how their actions contributed to the outcome of the war itself.
Teachers can pre-determine specific figures, or allow students to choose who they believe to be important. However, students should include at least one figure from each side of the war to have a better understanding of the different perspectives involved.
Have students create a spider map or poster on one specific figure. Use this as an extended, mastery activity so students can go further in depth as to who the figure was, their role, and why they are significant in relation to the War of 1812 and American history.
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Create a character map for the major historical figures.
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
Type of Activity: Character Map