Lesson Plan

The Duties of an Overseer

Oakland Overseer's House
Oakland Overseer's House
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Subject:
African American History and Culture, Agriculture, History
Duration:
2 Days
Group Size:
Up to 24 (4-8 breakout groups)
National/State Standards:
Connections to Louisiana Curriculum Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1.

Overview

This lesson plan is designed to allow students to use Oakland Plantation overseer Seneca Pace's 1860 journal to learn about everyday life on an antebellum cotton plantation.