This common core aligned lesson uses one of the Five Themes of Geography as a tool to analyze a Primary document - diary entries of Kate Stone, a Southern woman. Students interpret the human and physical characteristics of life on a Southern plantation before and after the Civil War. Students also assess the changes in Kate Stone's belief system as they contrast the early life diary entries to comments by Kate in her later years.
This product contains:
-Power Point slides of Kate's diary entries
-Teacher Power Point Discussion Guide with a focus on the themes of geography.
-4 Photographs of the Mind student interpretation sheets
-Student Reflection sheet
-Change and Contrast Short Answer Essay sheet
The activities address the following Common Core Standards:
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
18 total with documents and slides