PLEASE NOTE: This unit uses a website that appears to be having difficulty - it has gone up and down during the past month or so. I am researching to determine whether the site will be fixed. If not, I will revise this unit and re-post. In the meantime - much of the unit work can be done without the website, or with alternate references about slavery.
This unit (14 days or longer depending on teacher's choices) begins with the exploration of an online interactive Southern plantation home, including slave quarters. Students use what they learn and experience to produce a multi genre project. Mini lessons on teaching various genres are included, as are many websites with primary source examples of different genres. This unit has been used in an American Studies class, and could be used in either US History or an American Literature course.