A lesson plan that encourages students to analyze and use evidence from diverse sources to act as curators and create an interpretation plan for the Greenhouse Slave Quarters at Mount Vernon.
- Students will analyze diverse sources including paintings, archaeological objects, documents, and a biography.
- Students will create an evidence based visual representation of the Slave Quarters at Mount Vernon to understand enslaved life in the 18th century.
- Students will act as curators to interpret a space based on evidence.
- Colonial America
- Analysis of Primary Sources
- Evaluating Sources
- Speaking and Listening
- Working in Teams
- Using Multiple Historical Sources to Identify Further Areas of Inquiry
- Critique the Usefulness of Historical Sources for a Specific Inquiry
- Evaluate the Relevancy and Utility of a Historical Source Based on Information such as Maker, Date, Place of Origin, Intended Audience, and Purpose
- Integrate Evidence of Multiple Relevant Historical Sources into a Reasoned Argument about the Past