LP – War of 1812

War of 1812 Essential Questions: Was the War of 1812 a “Second American Revolution”? Or Was the War of 1812 a war of choice or a war of necessity? Common Core Standards: RH9, WHST1 Initiation: 1. Give students part of the third verse of the National Anthem, without telling them what it is, but saying […]

Unfulfilled Expectations

As we all know there are lies, damn lies and statistics.  Nevertheless, for historians interested in public opinion, this week’s Pew Global Attitudes Survey on international views of the United States makes for interesting – if not necessarily surprising – reading. [1] On the positive side, in twelve of the twenty countries polled, a plurality […]