General Plantation Activity
Students will be able to visually describe life in the slave community by drawing missing components of the slave cabins and items used for daily life.
SS.A.6.2.4, LA.B.2.2.1, VA.A.1.2.1, VA.B.1.2.1
Time and Place
Classroom post-visit activity, 15 minutes
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When your class visits Kingsley Plantation, make the students aware of the reconstructed slave cabin. Have them look for photographs of the cabin area taken in the late 1800s in the exhibit areas (exhibits are located in the kitchen house and near the planter's house)..
Be sure students include specific aspects of daily life in the slave community in their drawings. Have them label the activities that they add to the picture. Suggested criteria for the contents of the picture are listed below.
Fields behind the cabin, in the distance
People of all ages
Community activities such as storytelling, making baskets or toys, or children's games