War of 1812

With the arrival of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, Canada commemorates a conflict that set it on the slow path toward nationhood, and that represents its last direct invasion by a foreign military. To bring this essential era in pre-Confederation history alive for students, Historica Canada created a suite of four free education guides, War of 1812 Education Guide, Borders and Boundaries, Aboriginal Peoples, War of 1812: Inquiry Guide, and two Heritage Minute learning tools, Richard Pierpoint, and the Battle of Queenston Heights. During the bicentennial, the program also was the host of two national, bilingual competitions: Make Your own Heritage Minute and the War of 1812 Writing and Arts Challenge.

 


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