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  • Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    Learning About Slavery at Mount Welby Using Primary Source Documents

    Learning About Slavery at Mount Welby Using Primary Source Documents

    The following lesson plan requires students to use primary source documents to investigate history and culture. Students will use primary sources from the early 19th century to engage in historical thinking: to raise questions and to marshal solid evidence in support of their answers; to go beyond the facts presented in their textbooks, and examine the historical record for themselves by using primary documents.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, History, Reading, Slavery, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Historical Thinking Standards: 1. Chronological Thinking 2. Historical Comprehension 3. Historical Analysis and Interpretation 4. Historical Research Capabilities 5. Historical Issues-Analysis and Decision-Making
  • Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    A Question of Loyalties: Mount Welby During the War of 1812 (Political Systems)

    A Question of Loyalties: Mount Welby During the War of 1812 (Political Systems)

    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 Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Maritime History, Political Science, War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    Students will understand the historical development and current status of the fundamental concepts and processes of authority, power, and influence and the democratic skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible citizens.