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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

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

  • Time, Continuity, and Change

Language Arts

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

International Reading Association (IRA)

  • 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.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter image
Fort McHenry National
Monument and Historic
Shrine Quarter
Maryland

The Department of the Treasury Seal