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CURATING THE QUARTERS OF ENSLAVED PERSONS

Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout, Lesson Plan

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In this exercise on curating quarters of enslaved persons, students will:

  • Analyze diverse sources including paintings, archaeological objects, documents, and a biography. 
  • Create an evidence based visual representation of the Slave Quarters at Mount Vernon to understand enslaved life in the 18th century.
  • Act as curators to interpret a space based on evidence.

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Approximately one class session

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