The following lesson plans were developed for the Delaware Black History Project. These lesson plans are separated to coincide with each unit. They are, by no means, exhaustive. Because each individual who teaches these units has his or her own instructional methods, these lesson plans are to be used as a guide for the instructor.
Each plan shares certain commonalities. Students should begin each unit by reading the material prepared by the authors. This serves as an introduction to the topic for the students. Furthermore, students are asked to define key terms and concepts. They are directed to primary source material. They are encouraged to analyze applicable charts, graphs, and maps. Lastly, critical thinking questions are included, along with research topics to be developed. The critical thinking questions are designed to measure the student's mastery of the topic.
Although there is no day-to-day format for the implementation of these lesson plans, the various resources and activities presented are conducive to the development of two to three 45-minute class periods.
Chapter: Black Americans in Delaware, 1639 to the Present: An Overview
Author: James E. Newton
Chapter: Black Women in Delaware's History
Authors: Carol Hoffecker and Annette Woolard
Chapter: Abolitionists, Free Blacks and Runaway Slaves: Surviving Slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Author: Clara L. Small
Chapter: "Diamonds of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore: Seven Black Men of Distinction"
Authors: James Newton and Harmon Carey
Chapter: Discovering the Past/Considering the Future: Lessons from the Eastern Shore
Author: Margaret Andersen
Chapter: Mighty Oaks: Five Black Educators
Author: Judith Y. Gibson
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