The War of 1812

Learn about the War of 1812, the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, the burning of the White House, and more, in this under-studied period in history.

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    This little board book introduces children ages 2-5 to the story of how the words to our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," came to be written, when Francis Scott Key witnessed a battle in the war of 1812 and memorialized it in a moving poem. In addition, toddlers will learn basic "flag manners."

      Most of us know that Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the Star Spangled Banner while being held prisoner aboard a ship on the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. But there was much more to this man than the words to one song. As a child, Francis learned the Bible. He grew to manhood with a strong Christian faith guiding his actions and thoughts. The life of Francis Scott Key was lived in service to God. He sowed seeds of faith to his family and friends all his life. The beauty of his words and the example of his Christian life allow us to appreciate him today. For ages 9 to 13.

        Illustrated by favorite children's author/illustrator Peter Spier, his iconic images are set to all three verses of "The Star Spangled Banner." With a historic note at the end, this is an excellent way to introduce children not only to the words of the song, but also to the background it was born out of, and the meaning of the lyrics. Music also included on the last page.

        If you go to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, you can see a massive American flag: thirty feet tall and forty-two feet long. That's huge! But how did it get there? And where did it come from?

        The story of this giant flag begins in 1812 and stars a major on the eve of battle, a seamstress and her mighty helpers, and a poet named Francis Scott Key. This isn't just the story of one flag. It's the story of "The Star Spangled-Banner," a poem that became our national anthem, too.

        This whimsical true-story picture book that tells the story of the American flag that inspired the poem and our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

        Go back in time with "Rush Revere" and his talking, time-portal-jumping horse "Liberty" as they dive back in time to witness the fight for American freedom on the floors of Congress and the battlements of Fort McHenry. See Dolley Madison rescue the important painting of George Washington before fleeing the fires that they British set, find out why George Mason was upset at the Constitutional Convention, when the War of 1812 was found, why James Madison became the Father of the Constitution, and more! 222 glossy, faux-parchment pages. Full-color illustrations and photographs are included throughout. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ages 10-13.

        Meet Charlotte Tucker....the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandmother! It's 1814 and five-year-old Charlotte lives with her family in the town of Roxbury, near the bustling city of Boston. Charlotte is a brand-new American girl, born just one generation after the United States of America was formed. Life in the Tucker's little house has always been pleasant and merry; there's Mama's garden to tend to, Papa's blacksmith shop to visit, and lots of brothers and sisters to play with. But Charlotte's family worries more and more about the war that's been going on since 1812. Now the British have gone and blockaded Boston harbor, and that means no molasses for supper. Charlotte is just beginning to realize that events happening far away can change things at her very own dinner table. What will the rest of the year bring for Charlotte and the Tucker family? Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

          Easily create your own lapbook with this PDF download, do-it-yourself format!

          This handy resource features an assembly guide diagram, pictures of the completed project as well as instruction guides for both parents and students. This PDF contains a color graphic version as well as a version with black & white graphics.

          The Lapbook Assembly Guide provides instructions and diagrams on assembling the lapbook, and where to glue each booklet. The Student Instruction Guide is written directly to the student and provides information on what should be written inside each booklet and what folder it should be glued to. The included booklet templates includes all of the booklet templates; they can be printedon colors thought to improve retention of information presented.

          Windows and Mac Compatible. 1 PDF download.