War of 1812 - Context and guiding questions:
European (and other old-world) conflicts have effects on relationships and events in North America, and this was also true before, during and after the War of 1812. Alliances formed out of changing territorial occupation, and in response to the events of the war, ultimately involving and affecting different peoples, nations, institutions, etc.
The page and its activities and resources will allow students to place and explain events of the War of 1812, while considering notions of territory, sovereignty, and nationalism.
Students will follow inquiry processes and historical methodologies to find answers to guiding questions such as “What were the lasting consequences of the War of 1812 in Canada?” and “Who was affected by the actions and the outcome of the War of 1812?”
Some other possible inquiry questions to consider:
What were the causes of the War of 1812 from a Canadian perspective? How did the War of 1812 impact Canada’s relationship with the United States? What role did Indigenous peoples play in the War of 1812? How did the war affect Indigenous peoples? How did the War of 1812 affect Canada’s economy? What was the role of women in the War of 1812? How did the War of 1812 shape Canada’s national identity?