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National History Day: The War of 1812

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Social Studies +1 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection brings together EDSITEment and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2018 theme, "Conflict and Compromise in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes. 

These resources - including primary source documents, portraits of important individuals, ballads, and lesson plans - help explore the War of 1812 (1812-1815), a war fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their allies.  The second tile of this collection contains questions to help with both the analysis of this historical event and the analysis of different types of resources (photograph, document, artwork, portrait, and object). The third tile contains a graphic organizer, created by National History Day, to help explore historical context and the "Conflict and Compromise in History" theme.

By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.

This collection was created in collaboration with EDSITEment, a website for K-12 educators from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tags: james madison; trade; uk; us; andrew jackson; battle of new orleans; 19th century; 1800s; national endowment for the humanities; nhd; #NHD #NHD2018

1812: A Nation Emerges - Lesson Plans

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

James Madison

National Portrait Gallery

Thomas Jefferson

National Portrait Gallery

Tecumseh

National Portrait Gallery

William Henry Harrison

National Portrait Gallery

Zebulon Pike

National Portrait Gallery

Andrew Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

John Randolph

National Portrait Gallery

Henry Clay

National Portrait Gallery

William Hull

National Portrait Gallery

Seneca Chief Governor Blacksnake

National Portrait Gallery

Stephen Decatur

National Portrait Gallery

John C. Calhoun

National Portrait Gallery

Samuel Smith

National Portrait Gallery

Star-Spangled Banner, NMAH

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Fragments of the Star Spangled Banner

National Museum of American History

Pitcher, "Commodore Decatur"

National Museum of American History

Mug

National Museum of American History

Death of General Pike at L. York

National Portrait Gallery

Battle of New Orleans

National Portrait Gallery

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, 19th or 20th Century

National Museum of American History

The Dying Tecumseh

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Carving Myths Out of History: The Dying Tecumseh

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Perry Transferring His Flag to the Niagara

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Picture. Battle of Erie Lake

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum