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German-born residents of Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Creative Writing
Write a series of letters from Augusta and/or Franklin German-born residents (or their children) to relatives in Europe. The letters can describe their lives in America. These letters could refer to 1. occupational status, 2. residential concentration, 3. wealth, 4. urban-rural patterns, 5. voluntary associations, churches, and schools.

Traditional Essay
To what extent did the Germans form distinct communities in Augusta and Franklin Counties, and to what extent did they integrate with native-born residents?

Use this class period to search the Valley of the Shadow archives, take notes, and write a basic outline for your paper.

After you have shared your findings with the other teams in your group, edit your outline as you feel necessary.

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