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Fort George National Historic Site of Canada

Teacher's resource

An explanation of the units in the Teachers package.

Unit 4. The U.S. returns to Niagara Lesson plan - A personal response to history

The lesson plan for Unit 4 begins with a story by a writer who reads his stories on the C.B.C.'s Saturday morning program called Fresh Air. The story is a reflective piece written about experiences the author had visiting 1812 period historic sites in the Cornwall and Niagara areas and is an excellent emotive piece of writing, included as an example for a creative writing exercise to allow students a creative outlet to tell the story of their experience at Fort George. The materials on our web page follow the same subheadings of the previous 2 units, covering Niagara settlers and action on the Niagara frontier. This unit also has a time line, charts of British and American command structure, Land and Naval actions and some biographies of significant personalities of the War of 1812.

Table of Contents for Teachers' Package - Paragraph headings

The U.S. return to Niagara (1814)
Lesson Plan - Personal response to History
Overall Objectives Concepts and Skills Some possible ways of proceeding - Isaac's Ladder
Responding to history group work Creative response Questions for Unit 4 *

* All questions, quizzes and charts have keys.

Materials on the Web page and on the C.D.Rom
Across the Atlantic Defending Upper Canada Western FrontierNiagara Frontier Eastern Front Black soldiers Natives Western Tribes Western Frontier Grand River Militia and Fencibles Fort George
Map - Plan of the present state of Fort George 1814.

1814 Time line
Map - The Campaign of 1814
Map - Battles in the Niagara region 1814

1. Some prominent figures of the British Command Structure 1814
2. Some prominent figures of the American Command Structure 1814
3. 1814 Land action
4. Naval Campaigns 1814

Commodore Isaac Chauncey
Lieutenant-General Sir Gordon Drummond
Major General Henry Procter
Brigadier General Winfield Scott(Commodore)
Sir James Lucas Yeo