Unit 2 Introduction
TLW compare and contrast cultural perspectives.
Description of Activity:
Not all of the people living on a plantation had the same perspective of the plantation. This activity helps students see from another’s perspective. The teacher introduces characters from Daily Life on a Southern Plantation 1853 to the class. Each student is assigned a character from the book and asked to do the following exercise.
Using what you have learned about the structures found on a plantation and a map of a plantation (Oakland) do the following:
- List any of the structures or areas you are likely to visit or work in during a typical day at the plantation
- Describe the activity you would be involved in at each of these areas
- List any of the structures or areas you are unlikely to visit during a typical day at the plantation
The teacher will pair students according to social status of characters assigned. The learner will complete the Venn diagram listing places both characters are likely to visit on a regular basis and places that would be different. The learner will then label or color code a map of the plantation showing these distinctions.
If a field trip to a local plantation is planned, the learner can take pictures of the buildings, structures, or cultural landscapes from the perspective of their assigned character to present as a visual representation of the different perspectives of the cultural landscape.
Prepare 4-8 slide Power Point presentation that includes:
- Same structure or cultural landscape from each character’s perspective
- Different structures or cultural landscapes on the plantation as seen from each character’s perspective
- What can be known about your character from the various structures and cultural landscapes he/she frequents on the plantation? Consider factors such as social class, gender, age and purpose of the plantation and tasks to be performed
- Include a journal-like description of one structure or cultural landscape from each character’s perspective
Unit 2 Work Sheet
You have been assigned a character from the book Daily Life on a Southern Plantation 1853. Using what you have learned about the structures found on a plantation and the map of Waverly Plantation do the following:
- List the structures or areas you are likely to visit or work in during a typical day at Waverly.
- Describe the activity you would be involved in at each of these places.
- List any of the structures or areas you are unlikely to visit during a typical day at Waverly.
Unit 2 Graphic Organizer
Unit 2 Map
1 Mule Barn
3 Square Corn Crib and Cistern
4 Overseer’s House
5 Slave/Tenant Quarters and Ruins
6 Doctor’s House (Park Administration)
7 Carriage House
8 Store and Post Office
9 Live Oak Alley
10 Bottle Garden
11 Main House
12 Wash House
13 Poultry Sheds
14 Carpenter Shop
15 Tractor Shed
17 Turkey Shed
18 Cook’s House
19 Seed House (Park Administration)
A 1960’s Cotton Picker Shed
B Gabe Nargot’s Cabin
C Cotton Gin Ruins
D Blacksmith Shop
E Grass Tennis Courts
Linda Easley Roach
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