A Visit to the Sully Plantation
Fourth graders, while visiting the Sully Plantation, are divided into groups and spend 90 minutes at different stations. Each group reports on their findings and how the same task is done differently today.
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How am I like George Washington?
Students view a picture of people working at Pope's Creek Plantation and write about the picture for 15 minutes. They share their writing with the class. They either visit or research George Washington's Monument and compare themselves...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Vanished Occupations: Life on an Iron Plantation
Students analyze photographs to understand life on a plantation. In this vanished occupations instructional activity, students examine why iron plantations were created and what natural resources were needed to make iron. Students...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Interpreting History With Artifacts: Mid to Late 1800s
Fourth graders study history though the exploration of artifacts. For this Civil War lesson, 4th graders examine artifacts such as sweet grass basket, spinning top, photos on tin, cast iron kettle, china"bone plate," bonnet, wooden...
4th Social Studies & History
You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving
Students examine the facts and myths that surround the "First Thanksgiving" (the harvest celebration of 1621) at Plimoth Colony. They study the role that historians play in the collection and dissemination of history and use their...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History