James Madison the War of 1812 Causes and Impact Stations Activity


Grade Levels
6th – 8th
Social Studies – History, Civics, U.S. History
Resource Type
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
Formats Included
Zip, Google Slides
23 pages + slides

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This lesson discusses the the causes and effects of the War of 1812. To understand the causes, the class will visit an interactive website that discusses why people were both for and against the War of 1812. In order to understand the impact of the war, students will visit four stations which represent varying impacts. They include westward movement, the growth of American art and literature, the destruction of Washington D.C., and the growth of Andrew Jackson’s popularity after the Battle of New Orleans. Students will examine primary sources to find the the evidence related to those impacts. Both classroom and digital versions are included to meet the needs of teachers in all types of classrooms.

(NOTE: This lesson does not really focus on the battles of the War itself. I cover other wars with greater detail in my classes, and there are only so many days in the school year).

Included in this product:

  • A classroom handout (PDF, PowerPoint, and Google Slides link)
  • Stations images (PDF, PowerPoint, Google Slides link)
  • A Google Slides version of the lesson that can be assigned in Google Classroom (Google Slides link)
  • Google Slides link to digital versions fo both activities

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