Hey Gang, I know it has been a while since I have written. This summer hiatus (plus a month give or take) was spent travelling to different places and I’ll have a bunch of trip reports soon. However, I want to make my readers aware that tomorrow night on most PBS stations the documentary The War of 1812 will air (check your local listings).
First, let me point out that there isn’t a lot of documentaries on the War of 1812 out there. For a new one to come along on the eve of the bicentennial of the war is exciting. It is exactly what one would expect from PBS; a well done documentary that is a pleasure to watch. In addition, several supporting resources are being released as well. There are the educator guides: http://www.pbs.org/wned/war-of-1812/classroom/, the mobile app: http://warof1812guide.com/, imformative essays: http://www.pbs.org/wned/war-of-1812/essays/, and more. So check out the documentary tomorrow night and if you want more information you can drop in on their website here: http://www.pbs.org/wned/war-of-1812/