Lesson Plan

History of Kingsley Plantation

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Cotton growing at Kingsley Plantation

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Grade Level:
Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
Subject:
African American History and Culture, Agriculture, History, Slavery, Social Studies, Writing
Duration:
3 Days
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
SS.A.1.2.1
SS.A.1.2.2
SS.A.1.2.3
SS.A.4.2.5
SS.A.4.2.6
SS.A.6.2.3
SS.A.6.2.4
SS.A.6.2.5
SS.A.6.2.7

Overview

Students will develop an understanding of the history of Kingsley Plantation.

Objective(s)

Upon completion of this lesson, the students will be able to:

1. Explain the history of Kingsley Plantation.

2. Understand and make a time line of important dates and events that occurred at Kingsley Plantation.

3. Visit and tour the slave quarters, the barn, view the garden, understand why the kitchen was
separated from the owner's house and tour the oldest plantation house still standing in Florida.

4. Complete a Venn Diagram comparing the daily life of a slave on the plantation with the daily life of the plantation owner's Zephaniah and Anna Kingsley. 

5. Use the Venn diagram to write an essay comparing and contrasting the daily life of a slave with the daily life of the Kingsley's.

Materials

Procedure

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Vocabulary

Tabby, Indigo, Chronological