Every year I am behind with my curriculum when I get to the War of 1812! I needed a way to quickly go over the “basics” but keep it active for my students. I came up with this strategy that I call “visual summary” that has worked really well with all levels of my students! This is one of my favorite products in my entire store.
Please note! This is NOT meant to be an in-depth study of the War of 1812. It is a basic summary activity and focuses on the topics mentioned below this description.
In this lesson, students are put in groups of 2 or 3. Student #1 is the reader of a 2 page summary of the War of 1812, which is included in this purchase. Student(s) #2/#3 are the picture sorters. They hear cues from the reader and sort pictures (you cut them up and put them in baggies) relating to the summary in the order they hear them. After they are finished, they put the summary away and “retell” the story of the War of 1812 to their group using only the pictures. You could extend this easily into a writing assignment.
After they are finished, you can assess their learning with the assessment page (using the visuals) I’ve included.
What your will receive in this purchase:
-detailed instructions for the teacher
-picture of my student working on the picture sort for reference
-2 page summary (see topics listed below) with picture number cues
-pictures to cut out for students (to be put in baggies for each group)
War of 1812 topics covered:
Causes and effects
Interference with shipping
British giving aid to the Native Americans
Burning of Washington, D.C.
Star-Spangled Banner/Battle at Fort McHenry
Treaty of Ghent
Industrial Revolution begins