What should be included in a War of 1812 social studies lesson plan for the Battle of Detroit?

War of 1812 Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

War of 1812 Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

The Battle of Detroit was one of the first battles in the War of 1812. When teaching a social studies lesson plan on the War of 1812 and the Battle of Detroit, information has to be simplified for some students yet enriched for others to accomplish the ideal differentiated instruction goal. One way a teacher can differentiate instruction is to develop two different slides for the Battle of Detroit. If a co-teacher is available, allow them to teach one part of the class and the core teacher should teach the other. Create 2-3 different note sheets to help different ability levels. If a co-teacher isn’t available allow advanced students or students who already know what the Battle of Detroit is to read and take notes on their own ability level while you teach the rest of the class. Another option is to allow one section to view their level of the PowerPoint slides on their own using an in class computer or at home if given as homework. For more information on how to differentiate instruction for a War of 1812 social studies lesson plan, click here.

How can you put the Battle of Detroit into note form?

Below are two different versions of notes for the Battle of Detroit which is part of my War of 1812 social studies lesson plan.

Enriched:

  • Hull was ordered to invade Canada. To get ahead, he sent sick soldiers, heavy guns & official papers there. He didn’t know that the war had started. The boat was captured at Fort Malden. Britain now knew his plans.
  • Hull attacked Fort Malden on August 6 and 2 days later retreated across the Detroit River because Fort Mackinac fell and more British reinforcements were coming.
  • Hull sent 350-400 men to find a supply route that didn’t pass Fort Malden.
  • The British counterattacked and asked for Hull’s surrender which stated the British couldn’t control his Indians when the battle started. Hull refused and sent his militia to guard the town in case of an Indian attack. He left the river unguarded.
  • 700 Indians with Tecumseh & 700 British regulars crossed Detroit River.
  • Artillery killed 4 US officers. Hull raised the white flag and surrendered.
  • The British captured: 1,600 Ohio volunteers but later released, 582 American regulars, 33 cannons, 2,500 muskets and, the brig Adams (soon renamed Detroit).
  • The British suffered no casualties.
  • Hull and the regulars were taken to Quebec as POW’s.
  • Hull was court-martialed & sentenced to death, later pardoned by President Madison.

Basic Version:

  • Hull attacked Fort Malden on August 6 and 2 days later retreated across the Detroit River because Fort Mackinac fell and more British reinforcements were coming.
  • The British counterattacked and asked for Hull’s surrender because the British couldn’t control the Indians when the battle started. Hull didn’t and sent his militia to guard the town in case of an Indian attack. He left the river unguarded.
  • 700 Indians with Tecumseh & 700 British crossed Detroit River.
  • Artillery killed 4 US officers. Hull raised the white flag and surrendered.

Not going into as much detail allows the students that are receiving the basic version of notes time for repetition of the content. The enriched students should use more critical thinking skills. To differentiate instruction more, a teacher can bring in different learning styles or multiple intelligences for the repetition and critical thinking.

Other events in the War of 1812 that should be included in a social studies lesson plan on the War of 1812 are:

  • Fort Mackinac
  • Battle of Detroit
  • Constitution vs. Guerrire
  • Battle of Frenchtown
  • Battle of York
  • Battle of Lake Erie
  • Battle of Thames
  • Battle of Horseshoe Bend
  • Burning of Washington D.C.
  • Battle of Plattsburgh
  • Battle of Baltimore
  • Hartford Convention
  • Treaty of Ghent
  • Battle of New Orleans

This information can be seen in a differentiated instruction social studies lesson plan PowerPoint found at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/War-of-1812-Differentiated-Instruction-PowerPoint-553613. The lesson plan can be found at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/War-of-1812-Differentiated-Instruction-Lesson-Plan-553618.

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Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

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