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  • Mount Welby's residents view the burning of Washington during the summer of 1814.

    Students will identify and explain the principles of the United States government expressed in stories, symbols, poems, songs, and landmarks.

    Students will interpret fiction and non-fiction passages about people, places, and events related to the American political system.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
  • Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    Learning About Slavery at Mount Welby

    This lesson will give the students an opportunity to use primary source materials to piece together a picture of what life was like for those living in bondage on the Mount Welby Plantation in the early 1800s. Students will use a runaway slave ad, certificates of freedom, and census records to begin their exploration of 19th century slavery at Mount Welby. Students will then be asked to look at the African traditions of the enslaved people in a broader context.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
  • drawing of the burning of washington viewed from mount welby

    Oxon Cove Park has a rich history that includes the story of the Debutts, a British family that came to America in the late 1700s.  The  Debutts family finally settled on a hilltop overlooking the Potomac River that  today is known as Oxon Cove Park. It is from this hilltop that Mrs. DeButts witnessed the British capture of Alexandria and the Burning of Washington. The family even found Congreve Rockets on this hill!


    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Maritime History, Political Science, War of 1812