This DBQ style lesson asks students to use multiple primary source objects from Mount Vernon’s collection to explore the concept of ownership and what it can tell them about enslaved people in the 18th century. This lesson was created by 2016-2017 Life Guard Teacher Fellow Michael Ellis.
- Students will analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources in order to recognize change over time
- Students will respond to a writing prompt in a clear, thesis-driven essay that uses evidence from the provided sources
- Primary Source Analysis
- Writing Standards
- Reading Standards
- Early American History
- Civic Values and Social Norms