Delaware History through Stories, Folklore, and Legends

Through the age-old techniques of storytelling—updated with PowerPoint images—students learn about Delaware’s involvement in the Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, War of 1812, Underground Railroad, Civil War, and other historical topics, including slavery, pirates, the Mason-Dixon Line, lost graveyards, and “Woodburn,” the Governor’s Mansion. This program is ideal for any grade, particularly those studying Delaware history. The author’s specialty is combining history and folklore, which stimulates the students’ interest in the topic by attracting their attention with local legends and ghost stories, thereby sharing history in an enjoyable way.