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Fort George National Historic Site of Canada: Naval Campaigns 1815 and Biography of Richard Pierpoint - Chart

Type: Document

The chart for the final naval battles of the War of 1812 is the first document on this page. In the second half of the document a concise biography of Richard Pierpoint, one of the first black settlers in the Niagara Region, is given.

Site: Parks Canada

War of 1812 - Biographies - 1813

Type: Document

The story of six key players during the Campaign of 1813 of the War of 1812 can be found on this site.

Site: Parks Canada

This Week in History: Archives: The First Black Battalion in Canada

Type: Document

In January of 1998, Parks Canada introduced a weekly Web Site named This Week in History, which presents a variety of events that have shaped Canada’s past, present and future. These short texts are summaries, not complete histories, meant to entice the reader to explore Canadian history. Search by keyword or by title.

Site: Parks Canada

Loyalist Biographies - John Graves Simcoe

Type: Document

John Graves Simcoe arrived in Canada in 1791 as Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, but his career in North America actually began during the American Revolution. He is responsible for establishing the first capital of Canada.

Site: Parks Canada

Loyalist Biographies - Joseph Brant ‘Thayendanegea’ ( 1743 - 1807 )

Type: Document

Joseph Brant ‘Thayendanegea’ had a long and varied military career. Here are some of the highlights of a life that reflected his concern for his people, his interest in religion, and his support of the British Empire.

Site: Parks Canada

Language of Fort Life Educational Activity

Type: Document

This classroom activity consists of defining 6 simple english language words which were spoken by soldiers at various defensive forts in Upper Canada during the War of 1812. Students discuss the different meanings of these words as they are used today versus their use during the War of 1812.

Site: Parks Canada

Soldiers and Militia - Fort Chambly

Type: Document

A brief description of the soldiers and militiamen who served at various times in the history of Fort Chambly: the Carignan-Salières Regiment, the Compagnies Franches de la Marine, and the Canadian Militia.

Site: Parks Canada

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada: Defending Québec, Capital of New France: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

Join a French soldier, Vadeboncoeur, and explore the history of Quebec's defense and fortifications. This journey into the past will have your students "defending Québec" during three different periods: 1645, 1690 and 1745.

Site: Parks Canada

Castle Hill National Historic Sites of Canada - History

Type: Document

During the late 17th and 18th centuries, French and British forces fought sporadically for control of Newfoundland, though the island's fate was still heavily influenced by events in Europe. Castle Hill played a critical role in this chapter in Newfoundland's history, and in Europe's changing role in the New World. Here is a brief history of that role.

Site: Parks Canada

1815 - War Ends

Type: Document

As the War of 1812 came to a close, the people who fought on both sides returned to civilian life.

Site: Parks Canada