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Southern Plantation

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									Life on a Southern Colonial Plantation

Fifth Grade

Fifth grade students have explored life in the New England and Middle Colonies. To
culminate the unit on Colonial America, students will investigate life on a southern
colonial plantation.

FIRST STOP:
http://www.historyonthenet.com/Slave_Trade/plantationquickquiz.htm
Take the quiz to see what you already know about plantation life and then explore
overview of a plantation’s lay out.

1. Take the quiz.
2. Read about plantation (click on the plantation picture to get the information).
3. Click on plantation to see different parts/place (the arrow will turn to a hand icon when
you are able to click on the plantation).
4. List the different places you visit on the plantation (places that pop-up) in your travel
journal.
5. When you visit the overseer’s house, copy and paste (Ctrl+C) the description into your
travel journal.
6. Copy and paste (Ctrl+C) the picture of the plantation as evidence of visiting a southern
plantation.


SECOND STOP:
http://www.watertown.k12.ma.us/cunniff/americanhistorycentral/06lifeinbcolonies/A_So
uthern_Pla.html
http://mdroots.thinkport.org/default_flash.asp
Further explore vocabulary associated with plantation life.

1. Read the information on the “Southern Plantation” page, then answer the following
question in your travel journal:
               Why was building plantation near the river so important?
2. Obtain a picture of the following vocabulary words associated with Southern Colonial
plantation life. Copy and paste (Ctrl+C) them into your travel journal.
The cash crops (found on “Southern Plantation” page):
    • rice
    • indigo
    • tobacco
Jobs (choose one) (found on the “Servants and Slaves” and “Plantation Duties” pages)
    • planter
    • planter’s wife
    • slaves
    • indentured servants
Name: ________________________________________            Date: ___________________

             SOUTHERN PLANTATION TRAVEL JOURNAL
What crops are usually planted on a Southern Plantation? (Every time you visit a new
site, you may need to add to this list.




First Stop: http://www.historyonthenet.com/Slave_Trade/plantationquickquiz.htm

List the nine places you visited on the plantation:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Overseer’s house:

Picture of Plantation:
Second Stop:
http://www.watertown.k12.ma.us/cunniff/americanhistorycentral/06lifeinbcolonies/A_So
uthern_Pla.html
http://mdroots.thinkport.org/default_flash.asp

Why was building plantation near the river so important?




The cash crops:
1. Rice
2. Indigo
3. Tobacco

Plantation Job:

								
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