Christmas on a Southern Plantation
Learners read the books, "Christmas in the Big House," and "Christmas in the Quarters," by Patricia and Frederick McKissack, to visualize what life was like on a pre-Civil War southern plantation.
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Reconstruction After the Civil War
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Holiday Tradition: Which Christmas Tree Will You Choose?
Different varieties of Christmas trees provide an interesting way to combine social studies, science, math, and technology. Class members not only research the history of the Christmas tree holiday tradition, they compare and contrast...
3rd - 4th Math
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Plantation Life
What was plantation life like in the Deep South? If your pupils can recall a few tidbits from lecture, they're sure to win this fun review game. They answer 15 questions all related to southern life, plantation owners, and slavery.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Geography of Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving dinner is a time of savory sauces and delicious dinners. But where do all those ingredients come from? Teach middle schoolers about local agriculture with a lesson that focuses on the elements of a traditional Thanksgiving...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
On the Plantation: Life as a Slave
The first part of the Underground Railroad interactive takes learners on a journey of plantation life. Listeners click on different tools in the scene to discover the terrible living and working conditions that slaves went through on...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Northern and Southern Differences in 1856
Fourth graders investigate differences between the ideology of the Northern and Southern states in 1856. In this states' history lesson, 4th graders examine the needs for slaves in the Southern agricultural economy, and compare it to the...
4th Social Studies & History