The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs offers a variety of educational portfolios and materials that may be borrowed free of charge. Teachers, scout leaders and project coordinators should request use of materials and schedule classroom presentations by contacting the Division by email or phone at (302) 736-7400.

John Dickinson: A Great Worthy of the Revolution

This 19 minute video and resource packet emphasizes the political accomplishments of John Dickinson, one of Delaware’s signers of the Federal Constitution. Instructional materials include biographical profiles that portray Dickinson as father, farmer, politician, and slave holder, sample lesson plans, a chronology, bibliography, excerpts from primary resource materials, and miscellaneous activities relevant to social studies, English, language arts, and elementary math. Produced by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and the Friends of the John Dickinson Plantation.

Recommended for grades 4-12

Everyday Things

An 1860’s trunk containing a variety of objects from the Division’s collections. Printed and visual materials, role-play cards, and maps serve as a catalyst for discussions about the past – education, travel, occupations, lifestyles, marketing strategies, socio-economic use, and gender.

Recommended for grades K-7

Individuals reserving and using materials are asked to complete evaluation forms and are required to pickup and return items to designated Division offices as scheduled.