Teaching for Historic Places Lesson Plan

An Antebellum Plantation in Virginia

Everyday Life and the Built Environment
at the Sweet Briar Plantation

Determine the Facts

[ Print Readings ]

  • Reading 1: Excerpt from the nomination to the National Historic Register, 1970.
  • Reading 2: Advertisement to Sell the Sweet Briar Plantation, 1860.
  • Reading 3: Excerpts from Elijah Fletcher's letters, circa 1830-1850s.
  • Reading 4: A letter written by an enslaved woman, Martha Penn Taylor, to Elijah Fletcher, 1853.