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The Best Sites For Learning About The War Of 1812

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The 200th anniversary of the start of The War Of 1812 was last month, but I figured a “The Best…” list would still be useful.

I’m going to list some resources here, but the bulk of the best sites can be found at my United States History class blog under the title…The War Of 1812. That link is really the place to start.

In addition to that site, here are a few others:

Cast Your Vote: 1812 is a good interactive from the National Parks Service.

Smithsonian Magazine has a ton of resources.

War of 1812 Timeline is an interactive….timeline.

Mr. Nussbaum has a variety of activities.

This excellent site from Canada gives that country’s perspective on the war.

The Star Spangled Banner is a Smithsonian online exhibit.

An Immigrant’s ‘Star-Spangled Banner,’ En Espanol is from NPR.

Here are some articles about Colin Kaepernick’s protest:

Is the National Anthem Racist? Beyond the Debate Over Colin Kaepernick is from The New York Times.

Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during national anthem is from the NFL.

Tamara Holder: Standing for our national anthem doesn’t make you a good American is from Fox News.

Long before Kaepernick sat, L.A. teacher stood up to authority in anthem protest is from The L.A. Times.

Thinkport has a good collection of resources on The War Of 1812.

All feedback is welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Dear Mr Ferlazzo,

    Thank you for your efforts to keep the War of 1812 alive in public memory. Several of my ancestors fought in that war. Probably there were others but they’ve been lost in the hubub of the Am Civil War and the Am Revolution. Is there any website which has photos or portraits of these soldiers? I would love to add what I have to those collections if they exist.

    Best wishes,
    Tizzy Kerr

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