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Ch 2: War of 1812 & Monroe Doctrine Lesson Plans

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Effectively teach your students about the Monroe Doctrine and the War of 1812 with help from this engaging lesson plan chapter. Our teacher resources are written by professional instructors to ensure that you're teaching material that meets educational standards and captures your students' attention.

War of 1812 & Monroe Doctrine Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This chapter includes lesson plans, activities and games about the War of 1812, the Monroe Doctrine and topics related to this period of U.S. history. Our instructors provide you with resources about the following topics:

  • Causes and effects of the War of 1812
  • The Battle of New Orleans
  • Era of Good Feelings
  • The role of James Madison after the War of 1812
  • James Monroe's presidency
  • The definition and purpose of the Monroe Doctrine
  • The life and accomplishments of John Quincy Adams
  • The history of the Erie Canal
  • The Second Great Awakening and Charles Finney

Our instructors have put these lesson plans and activities together to thoroughly cover this time period in U.S. history in an interesting and student-focused way. You're welcome to contact an instructor with questions as you work through the chapter.

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25 Lessons in Chapter 2: War of 1812 & Monroe Doctrine Lesson Plans
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War of 1812: Causes & Effects

1. War of 1812: Causes & Effects

In this lesson, you'll examine the events that led to the War of 1812, as well as the effects that the war had on a young American nation. Then, you'll be able to test your understanding with a short quiz.

Battle of New Orleans Lesson Plan

2. Battle of New Orleans Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students learn about the Battle of New Orleans with key terms, a quiz, discussion topics and questions, an activity, as well as an extension.

The Battle of New Orleans: Summary, Significance & Facts

3. The Battle of New Orleans: Summary, Significance & Facts

In this lesson, we'll discuss the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Learn what happened at this battle, how it affected the war as a whole, and who was involved in the battle.

War of 1812 Activities

4. War of 1812 Activities

The War of 1812 tested the newly formed United States' government and military. Use these activities to help students explore the War of 1812 and understand its importance in history.

War of 1812 Activities & Games for Kids

5. War of 1812 Activities & Games for Kids

During the War of 1812, the United States, Great Britain, and even the Native Americans clashed over different issues. Use these activities and games to help younger students explore the War of 1812.

Era of Good Feelings Lesson Plan

6. Era of Good Feelings Lesson Plan

The Era of Good Feelings is more than an emotional state in the heart of Americans. This lesson will enhance students' understanding of the era with a vocabulary activity, video on the Era of Good Feelings, discussing questions, geography activity and quiz to demonstrate learning.

James Madison After the War of 1812: The Era of Good Feelings

7. James Madison After the War of 1812: The Era of Good Feelings

What do African pirates, American highways and British forts all have in common? President Madison paid attention to all of them in the 'Era of Good Feelings.'

James Monroe Lesson Plan

8. James Monroe Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will provide you with an activity, quiz, discussion topics and questions, and key terms that will help students learn more about James Monroe and the Monroe Doctrine.

James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine

9. James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine

Can you imagine a time when there was only one political party in the United States? Find out why James Monroe was one of the nation's most popular presidents during his lifetime and learn about his foreign policy that endured for nearly a century.

Monroe Doctrine: Definition, Purpose & Summary

10. Monroe Doctrine: Definition, Purpose & Summary

The Monroe Doctrine is a foreign policy statement created in 1823. In this lesson, you'll learn about the doctrine's main points and how it was interpreted and applied over the following century.

Monroe Doctrine Lesson Plan for Middle School

11. Monroe Doctrine Lesson Plan for Middle School

Teach your middle school students about the Monroe Doctrine with this lesson plan. Students will read an informational text lesson that covers the purpose of the document, discuss and apply terms in active ways, and take a quiz.

Monroe Doctrine Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

12. Monroe Doctrine Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

President James Monroe created a policy called the Monroe Doctrine, which said that the United States would prevent European powers from interfering in North and South America to keep the area independent. Learn about the doctrine and its legacy here.

Monroe Doctrine Activities

13. Monroe Doctrine Activities

The Monroe Doctrine has had a profound impact on the foreign policy of the United States. Use these activities to help students understand the Monroe Doctrine and its historical significance.

Monroe Doctrine Activities for Kids

14. Monroe Doctrine Activities for Kids

The Monroe doctrine was one of the most important foreign policy efforts made in nineteenth-century America. This lesson offers activities that will make young students more interested in understanding the Monroe doctrine.

John Quincy Adams Lesson Plan

15. John Quincy Adams Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will provide you with a mini-activity, main activity, vocabulary activity, discussion topics and questions, as well as an extension that will help students learn more about John Quincy Adams.

John Quincy Adams as President: Facts & Accomplishments

16. John Quincy Adams as President: Facts & Accomplishments

John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States, serving one term from 1825 to 1829. He spent the rest of his life as a foreign diplomat, a congressman, and the secretary of state for James Monroe.

President John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1824

17. President John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1824

The election of 1824 and its candidates played a huge role in the election of John Quincy Adams as president. In this lesson, look at the dramatic turn in presidential politics and the not-so-remarkable presidency of this public servant.

Erie Canal Lesson Plan

18. Erie Canal Lesson Plan

Are your students familiar with the history of the Erie Canal? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to outline the history and construction of this thoroughfare and an activity to reinforce key facts.

Erie Canal: Definition, History & Facts

19. Erie Canal: Definition, History & Facts

The westward expansion of the early 19th century created a need to open up the transport of goods and people to the west. The Erie Canal started off with little popularity, but it ended up being one of the most lucrative transportation waterways to exist. Read more about the history of this engineering marvel.

Erie Canal Activities & Games for Kids

20. Erie Canal Activities & Games for Kids

Looking for an engaging way to teach your young students about the Erie Canal? Check out this lesson for some engaging hands-on activities and review games all about the Erie Canal!

Second Great Awakening Lesson Plan

21. Second Great Awakening Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the Second Great Awakening. Students will watch a video lesson that provides background and information about this era and highlights key leaders. Discussion questions, active learning and a quiz round out this engaging lesson plan.

The Second Great Awakening: Charles Finney and Religious Revival

22. The Second Great Awakening: Charles Finney and Religious Revival

The spirit of the Revolution led to changes in American churches in the post-war years. Beginning with a boom in evangelism and missionary work, the Second Great Awakening soon led to social reform, an intertwining of religious values with civic values, and a lasting emphasis on morality in daily life.

Monroe Doctrine Lesson Plan

23. Monroe Doctrine Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to explore components of the Monroe Doctrine. Examine formal and informal language and apply concepts in a writing exercise.

War of 1812 Lesson Plan

24. War of 1812 Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach students about the causes and effects of the War of 1812. Learn key vocabulary and apply important reading skills. Examine primary source documents and follow up with an engaging writing activity.

War of 1812 Lesson Plan for Middle School

25. War of 1812 Lesson Plan for Middle School

This lesson plan is for teachers searching for lessons about the War of 1812. Students will learn about the events leading up to the war and the outcome.

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