War of 1812 Bicentennial
The year 2012 marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812. How much do you know about this war? How did it start? Who won? Brush up on your knowledge!
Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the War of 1812. A lesson plan from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History introduces students to the war and asks them to analyze the national anthem as a primary source. FIND OUT MORE »
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Eighth-grade American history educator Eric Langhorst introduces an interactive [...] »
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