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The students will learn the differences between primary sources and secondary sources through a game activity.
This lesson is presented in the form of a play. The play will focus on the history of how Delaware’s borders were determined and the land dispute between William Penn and Lord Baltimore.
In this lesson the students will learn about the fate of the first Dutch settlement in Delaware. Could it have been avoided?
The students will learn about early land ownership in Delaware.
In this lesson the students will discover that tobacco played an important economic role in early colonial Delaware.
The students will compare the roles of indentured servants and slaves in colonial Delaware.
This lesson uses a probate inventory to show that slaves were considered property. Note: This lesson may require sensitivity training before being presented.
The focus of this lesson is a letter written by a Delaware soldier in the Continental Army.
The students will learn about the events that led to Delaware becoming the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
In this lesson ,the students will learn about the history and symbolism of the Delaware Flag.
In this lesson the students will discover that a significant number of Americans fighting for independence were also slave owners. Note: This lesson may require sensitivity training before being presented.
The students will learn how and why new roads in Delaware were built in the late 18th and early 19th century.
The students will learn about the importance of the United States Census.
In this lesson ,the students will find the location of the C & D Canal and learn about its importance in Delaware history.
Students will examine a photograph of a slave with a small child.
Using a broadside and an anti-slavery petition, students will create their own anti-slavery broadside.
This lesson is a game activity that examines Delaware’s role in the Underground Railroad.
This lesson focuses on the free African-American population in Delaware during the 19th century.
Students will compare a current Delaware map to a Delaware map created in 1819.
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