War of 1812

Video Segment |05:16

War of 1812

Video Segment |05:16

Outlines some of the pivotal events in the War of 1812, and provides insight into why President James Madison declared war on the British Empire. The segment highlights the early defeats of the United States, during the War of 1812, at the present sites of Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois, and summarizes the final decisive battles of the war.

©2017 Media Rich Learning| Grade(s) 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Related Topics

  • Battle of the Thames
  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Early American History
  • Fort Dearborn
  • imperialism
  • Madison
  • Star-Spangled Banner
  • Tecumseh
  • Treaty of Ghent
  • War of 1812

EXPERIENCE Personalization

Take advantage of the exciting personalization functionality, giving you a unique dashboard populated with curated content channels and teacher resources—all segmented by grade level—supporting your individual lesson-planning needs.


Access on-demand teaching strategies, interactive professional development courses, and membership to the Discovery Educator Network—one of the largest professional networks of educators in the world.

EXPERIENCE New Inspiration

Add flexibility to your lesson plans through a variety of stimulating, multimodal resources while also creating a more engaging learning environment and meeting the varied wants and needs of diverse learners.

Find the high-quality content educators want and students need by exploring Experience today