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Monday, July 9, 2012

The War of 1812 in Animated and Google Maps

Inspired by a recent post on Google Maps Mania about Brock University's The War of 1812 in Maps I decided to revisit a couple of similar resources. Brock University's maps of The War of 1812 provides historical imagery of battle sites layered on top of Google Earth imagery.

History Animated offers an online tour of the causes of The War of 1812, notable battles and strategies, and the outcomes of each battle. History Animated's maps show troop movements throughout the war. Students can advance through the tour at their own paces using the fast forward, pause, and rewind buttons.

Learn Alberta has a nine-part resource providing maps of The War of 1812. The maps are arranged chronologically. Each map is accompanied by a short explanation. You can find a simple support document for the maps here. For history teachers in the United States, Learn Alberta's resources on The War of 1812 could be useful for providing an alternate view of the war.

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