Why? Because and Effect
Grades 7 and 8
Social Studies, Language Arts
Lesson Plan Summary
Starting with the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter, students will evaluate the causes and effects of the Battle of Baltimore and the War of 1812.
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National Standards associated with this lesson plan
- Time, Continuity, and Change
- Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.
- Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
- Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
- Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
Monument and Historic