Were There Two Wars for American Independence?
Dolley Madison: Law, Politics and Govt
Skill: High School/College
Time Required: One to two class periods
One of the major events in Dolley Madison’s life was the War of 1812. Among other things, she managed to save the major American historic documents, as well as the famous portrait of George Washington, all of which were in the White House, before the British burned Washington, D.C.
This lesson is an already designed WebQuest, with all instructions and resources contained within it. It is permissible for any teacher to use it. Go to: Turning Point in History: The War of 1812.
The War of 1812
The War of 1812 Website--Timeline
The War of 1812 Website--Articles
Perspectives on the War of 1812 (PBS/Essays)
This lesson was designed by Jo Anne M. Gill, Raymond Cree Middle School, Palm Springs United School District. Additional websites provided by Averil McClelland, Kent State University.