History
5:03 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Teaching The War Of 1812 Different In U.S., Canada

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 5:22 pm

Monday marks the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. Even though it's a conflict that inspired our national anthem and in which the British burned down the White House, the war remains a forgotten chapter in U.S. history. But not so in Canada. Robert Siegel talks with two history teachers — one from the U.S., the other from Canada — about teaching the War of 1812 in their classrooms.