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Learning Resources

What did the War of 1812 sound like? [...] »

In this lecture, American music historian David Hildebrand discusses the truth behind the music of the War of 1812. [...] »

Whether you're bolstering your teaching of local history or the War of 1812, the MHS has artifacts to help. [...] »

HISTORY.com looks at the War of 1812 in eight short videos. [...] »

The Pritzker Military Library website "sheds light on the tangled origins of the relationship between the United States and Canada." [...] »

The Pritzker Military Library website features Chicago's prize-winning newspaper reporter and author Jerry Crimmins discussing his novel, Fort Dearborn. [...] »

Explore Old Ironsides—live the life of a ship's boy or learn about the people who fought aboard her. [...] »

Get classroom attention by using the "swashbuckling" history of the USS Constitution as a knowledge vehicle. [...] »

Believe it or not, the U.S. wasn't always particularly supportive of increasing naval strength. [...] »

This short video from the Library of Congress takes a look at a rather unimposing document from 1814. [...] »