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CURATING THE QUARTERS OF ENSLAVED PERSONS
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CURATING THE QUARTERS OF ENSLAVED PERSONS

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

About This Lesson

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.

TIMEFRAME:

Approximately one class session

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Lesson Plan - Curating the Slave Quarters.doc

Lesson Plan
February 10, 2020
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Combined Primary Sources - Curating the Slave Quarters.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
February 13, 2020
613.91 KB

Worksheet - Furnishing and Interpretation Plan.docx

Handout, Worksheet
February 13, 2020
27.44 KB

Worksheet - Comparison Questions for Furnishing and Interpretation.docx

Handout, Worksheet
February 13, 2020
28.55 KB

Worksheet - Guiding Questions.doc

Handout, Worksheet
February 10, 2020
56.5 KB

Sources in the Slave Quarters.doc

February 10, 2020
46 KB

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