Friday, October 2, 2009

Tapestry of Grace Year 3, Week 6

Tapestry of Grace Year 3, Week 6: Madison and the War of 1812

Key Facts:
1. James Madison
a. 4th President of the United States; "Father of the Constitution"
b. Dolley Madison
c. Second Bank of United States chartered

2. War of 1812
a. Key events and causes
b. Battles
c. Treaty of Ghent

3. Chief Tecumseh
a. Shawnee Indian tribe; brother, Tenskwatawa - Shawnee Prophet
b. Tippecanoe
c. Indian confederacy - Native union against western settlers

4. Francis Scott Key
a. Strongly opposed War of 1812; However served briefly in Georgetown field artillery in 1813.
b. Observed bombardment of Fort McHenry
c. Poem: Defense of Fort McHenry, renamed The Star Spangled Banner / national anthem 1931.

Activities: American flag etiquette

Geography: War of 1812 battle maps

Unit Projects: Add information about James Madison to the display board.

Digging Deeper:
  • William Wilberforce
  • Democracy in America


  • Wilberforce: An Activity Book
  • The War of 1812: Second Fight for Independence
  • Our Flag Was Still There
  • The Great Little Madison
  • Our Country's Presidents

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