After reading about the War of 1812. We created this graphic to help the students analyze and organize the information. Students were tasked with creating their own pictures. I saw if they could create their own pictures than they were more likely to remember the material.
Inside the number one students drew the four causes of the War of 1812.
Inside the number eight students drew the three major events of the War of 1812.
Inside the second number one students drew the three results of the War of 1812.
Inside the number two students drew the three effects of the War of 1812.
Also, the help my students understand the importance of the War of 1812. I attached the song by Beyonce “The Best Thing I Never Had.” The premise of the song is Beyonce was cheated on and thought she could not find anyone better than her ex. As time went on and she moved she realized he was best thing that never happened for her because she was able to see what she could without him. This is the same thing America faced. Before the war they were heavily depended on England for trade and etc. As the war took place America stopped trading with England and they started to see they could and would be better off without them. This final showdown opened the door to the Era of Good feelings, as we saw our economy increase as business began to take off.