American President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain on June 18, 1812. What would later become known as the War of 1812 was the boiling point of mounting tensions between Great Britain and the United States, whose growing trade with Europe was being threatened by the actions and regulations of the British at their ports. In a military sense, the War of 1812 was inconclusive, but in a political sense, its repercussions last until this day.

Featured lesson plan: Survey Says…The Degrees of Change

In this lesson, students will examine possible changes in ice, snow and sea levels based on global mean temperature increases between 1-5 degrees Celsius. Students will use the Canadian Geographic/NRTEE A Changing Climate poster-map to identify impacts of climate change to the Arctic. They will conduct a survey in the local community to ask for predictions about the impact of climate change in Nunavut. Finally, they will discuss connections between the survey results and the Canadian Geographic/NRTEE A Changing Climate poster-map.