What is the impact of the War of 1812 on Canada-U.S. Relations?

Lesson: http://www.virtualhistorian.ca/CanadaUSA

Text: The goal of this lesson is to understand historical developments in Canada-U.S. relations in light of the War of 1812. Using a standing treaty of 1817 (Rush-Bagot), this activity aims to teach students the importance of the concepts of continuity and change in history.

Students will discover in this investigation that contemporary issues, such as military and diplomatic responses to September 11, are surprisingly affected by past decisions and mutual agreements.

Subject: Canadian and U.S. History 

Level(s): Elementary and Secondary