Teaching for Historic Places Lesson Plan

An Antebellum Plantation in Virginia

Everyday Life and the Built Environment
at the Sweet Briar Plantation

Supplimentary Resources

A worksheet to help students analyze the photographs, provided by the National Park Service: http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/photoana.htm

Photographs of the Sweet Briar Plantation.http://www.tusculum.sbc.edu/SweetBriarPlantation/history_photos.shtml

African American Heritage at Sweet Briar.

Historic Postcards from Sweet Briar's campus.

Article about enslaved families.

For Comparison:

View information about Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (Albemarle County)

Learn about Thomas Jefferson's Retreat at Poplar Forest (Bedford County)

Compare George Washington's Mt. Vernon to the Sweet Briar Plantation

Visit the newly restored Montpelier, home to James and Dolley Madison (Orange Co.)

This lesson plan was modified from the National Park Service's Teaching With Historic Places on-line guide. For more lesson plans that use historic places, visit: www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/. For a list of lesson plans that use sites in Virginia, visit: www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/state.htm#va.

Please send feedback on this lesson to: Dr Lynn Rainville (lrainville@sbc.edu).
For the high resolution photographs and on-line readings visit: www.tusculum.sbc.edu