Primary Sources

The Duties of an Overseer

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Subject:
Social Studies
Common Core Standards:
6-8.RH.4, 6.RL.1, 6.SL.1

Background

In this activity, students will use a primary source document - Oakland Plantation overseer Seneca Pace's 1860 journal - to learn about everyday life on an antebellum cotton plantation. They will also review two secondary sources. 

Materials

Download Primary Source Document and Other Materials

Last updated: January 19, 2018