The Treaty of Ghent was signed to end the War of 1812. The concessions it outlined and the effects it had on history are important for students to understand as they study the War of 1812 and the aftermath, as it had major implications for the future of Great Britain’s control over North America and Native claims.
Using a spider map, students will answer the 5 Ws and detail the major components, effects, and stipulations of the Treaty of Ghent. This will allow students to explain and reiterate the full effect of the war and understand how and why treaties are formed.
Example 5 Ws Questions
Have students create a spider map on another major treaty or piece of legislation, and its implications, effects, and stipulations. Use the graph as a comparison to the Treaty of Ghent. Explain and analyze similarities and differences.
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Create a 5W analysis of the Treaty of Ghent: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
Type of Activity: 5 Ws of Social Studies and HistoryCommon Core Standards