Thomas Garrett, a station master on<br />The Underground Railroad in Wilmington.<br />He helped 3000 slaves on their way to<br />freedom in a revolutionary movement.<br />Revolution<br />a: a sudden, radical, or complete change<br />b: a fundamental change in political organization; especially: the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed <br />c: activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic situation<br />d: a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something : a change of paradigm <the Copernican revolution> <br />e: a changeover in use or preference especially in technology <the computer revolution> <the foreign car revolution> <br />
William “Judy” Johnson,<br />Negro League ball player from Delaware who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975, seen here with the Bowie Kuhn, the commissioner of baseball<br />Reaction<br /> the act or process or an instance of reacting b: resistance or opposition to a force, influence, or movement; especially: tendency toward a former and usually outmoded political or social order or policy <br /> a response to some treatment, situation, or stimulus <her stunned reaction to the news>; also: such a response expressed verbally <critical reaction to the play><br />
Lewis Redding<br />Delaware’s first<br />African-American<br />Lawyer, involved<br />in Brown v. Board<br />of Education<br />Reform<br />1<br />a: to put or change into an improved form or condition b: to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses <br />2<br />: to put an end to (an evil) by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action <br />3<br />: to induce or cause to abandon evil ways <reform a drunkard> <br />
Annie Jump Cannon<br />from Dover, catalogued <br />or named 500,000 stars <br />in her lifetime, working <br />with spectography. <br />In History<br />There is a difference between current events and history.<br />To understand a topic or event, we need a little time to see how<br />It has affected us, our culture or our nation/world. Historians generally<br />Agree that at least one generation must pass for that to happen.<br />A generation is usually 20-25 years. <br />So, stay away from topics that have happened since 1986, OR be sure to trace that topic’s history carefully and in great depth. Example: Rap music- soul music, blues, jazz, etc. <br />
Alcohol and history: Temperance becomes Prohibition <br />The Holly Tree Inn a lunch spot without liquor and a report on Prohibition in Delaware<br />
A reaction to tuberculosis: Emily Bissell <br />introduces Christmas Seals to America<br />
Color guard of the 1st Delaware Regiment with tattered flags after Antietam<br />
The Motley family of Seaford leaving for the March on Washington, Aug. 1968<br />
Spend a lot of time brainstorming your topic- you’ll want to work on something that really interests you!<br />
Jane Addams: Settlement Houses<br />Some topic ideas….<br />The airplane: a revolution in warfare<br />John Brown’s revolt against slavery<br />The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)<br />The Intolerable Acts and the Boston Tea Party<br />Women Suffragists<br />Henry Ford and the Model T- reforming American industry<br />The Bill of Rights<br />Miranda Rights<br />Will Rogers: An American Commentator<br />The Montgomery Bus Boycott<br />Henry David Thoreau: Walden <br />Title IX<br />Upton Sinclair: The Jungle<br />Compensated Emancipation<br />The list goes on and on…..<br />
The more time you spend<br />developing and refining your thesis, the easier the rest of your work will be.<br />Talk to your teachers, your family, and any adults you can find to help you look for connections- outward, inward, backward and forward.<br />Page from A Guide to Historical<br />Research Through the National <br />History Day Program.<br />
Pick a topic you like, work hard, have fun, be creative and we’ll see you in April! <br />Good luck!<br />
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