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: “Putting the Hum in the Humber”: The Humber River Watershed

Students will examine how watersheds help maintain our natural environment. They will examine the impact of development within the Humber River watershed. This includes the growth of the pulp and paper industry, settlement and tourism development. Students will study concerns about the use of resources.