Free Game & Curriculum Teach the War of 1812

Reviewed by Diane Flynn Keith
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Resource:Free Game & Curriculum Teach the War of 1812
Provider:Fort McHenry National Historic Monument
Summary:Age Range: 9-14 (about grades 4-8, with parental supervision). A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this website, sponsored by The National Park Service and Fort McHenry National Historic Monument in Baltimore, Maryland, that provides a free interactive, multi-media game and free curriculum to teach students about the War of 1812.
Description:When you get to the website, you'll see a menu that includes: information about the game, a preview video of the game, game screenshots, and the history of the War of 1812. If you click on "About the History" you'll find a link to "Teacher Resources" provided by the Friends of Fort McHenry with free downloadable lessons for grades 4-8.

I highly suggest reading "About the Game" to understand the nuances of play. This game takes about 45-75 minutes to play, depending on how quickly you maneuver your player, and how well you prepare and command your troops at Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore. You'll engage in a variety of activities that will determine the outcome of the battle including:

Lead and inspire 1000 men under your command!
Manage fort resources to survive the long day and night!
Explore a 3D virtual world of the fort!
Play the Fife & Drum and command a Gun Battery!
And of course, fly the flag!

The goal of the game is to protect Fort McHenry from invasion by British troops, inspiring a young lawyer named Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner.
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Subjects:Social Studies, History
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
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