Parks Canada - Teacher Resource Centre

War of 1812 National Historic Site Fact Sheets:

  1. Battle of Châteauguay NHS
  2. Côteau-du-Lac NHS
  3. Fort Chambly NHS
  4. Fort George NHS
  5. Fort Lennox NHS
  6. Fort Malden NHS
  7. Fort St. Joseph NHS
  8. Fort Wellington NHS
  9. Fortifications of Quebec NHS
  10. Lachine Canal
  11. Rideau Canal NHS
  12. Signal Hill NHS

Classroom Activity

  1. Language of Fort Life (Fort Wellington NHS) – 6 words spoken by soldiers at various defensive forts in Upper Canada during the War of 1812.

Lesson Plans

  1. War of 1812 lesson plan – written for grade 12 student; includes primary source documents.
  2. Rideau Canal NHS Receives World Heritage Site Designation! - this lesson plan is for gr. 11 geography students and focuses on the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, however, there is a good historical background section for teachers in this lesson that may be of interest.