Washington Crossing the Delaware Module

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Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emmanuel Leutze
Emmanuel Leutze's famous painting, "Washington Crossing the Delaware," painted in 1851.
What can historical paintings reveal about the past? Are they helpful primary sources? What are their limitations? Originally developed for middle school classrooms, this module guides students’ exploration of multiple primary and secondary sources to determine how helpful Emanuel Leutze’s painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware, is for historians investigating the past. Students analyze several sources related to this topic in CAST’s UDL Book Builder and document the results of their investigation with instructional support in the modules below.