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A. Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources

The students will learn the differences between primary sources and secondary sources.


B. The Civil War

The students will learn about the problems faced by Delaware and other states prior to the Civil War: Should Delaware remain with the Union or join the Confederacy?


C. Reconstruction

The students will examine the Reconstruction era and research the success or failure of the program.

 

D. Coming to America

The students will examine immigration to America in mid to late 19th century.

 

E. Becoming an American

The students will learn about the naturalization process and compare citizenship tests from two different eras.

 

F. Industrial Development

The students will examine the industrial development of the DuPont Company.

 

G. The Whipping Post

The students will examine the use of corporal punishment in the criminal justice system and specifically, Delaware’s use of the whipping post.

 

H. Drafting America

The students will examine the U.S. military draft through history, focusing on two World War I documents.


I. Suffrage
The students will study the woman’s suffrage movement on the national and state level.

 

J. The New Deal Comes to Delaware

The students will examine the New Deal.


K. Petitioning the Government
The students will learn about petitioning the government for change.

 

L. American Persuasion

The students will use World War II posters to study the use of propaganda by the government.

 

M. Rationing

Using two World War II documents, the students will examine the role of rationing with supply and demand.

 

N. School Integration

The students will examine the school integration problems that occurred after the Brown v. Board decision, focusing specifically on the Milford school desegregation case.

 

O. Broadcasting Through the Iron Curtain

The students will examine the Cold War and produce a newscast from the American or Soviet perspective.

 

P. Protesting the Vietnam War

The students will examine the protest movement of the 1960s.

 

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