Author:
CHRISTIE DEHART
Subject:
Art History, American History
Material Type:
Primary Source, Reference Material
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Graphics/Photos

Education Standards

Remix - A Debate Against Slavery

Remix - A Debate Against Slavery

Overview

This lesson is a remix of the lesson above posted at the following link: https://goopennc.oercommons.org/courses/lesson-3-a-debate-against-slavery-2

The focus of this mini lesson is to focus on standard: 8.H.1.4.

This could be used as an introduction to the lesson or a mini lesson in historical inquiry.

Analyzing an Image

 

https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/lesson-3-debate-against-slavery

This lesson is a remix of the lesson below posted at the following link: https://goopennc.oercommons.org/courses/lesson-3-a-debate-against-slavery-2

The focus of this mini lesson is to focus on standard: 8.H.1.4 Use historical inquiry to evaluate the validity of sources used to construct historical narratives (e.g. formulate historical questions, gather data from a variety of sources, evaluate and interpret data and support interpretations with historical evidence).

This could be used as an introduction to the lesson.

The teacher will project the image with the prompt below in front of the class, on Canvas, or another student management system as a starter. 

This image is called The Old Plantation. According to Wikipedia, John Rose is believed to have painted this picture sometime between 1785 and 1795. 

Examine the painting in detail. Notice:

  • What are the people doing?
  • Who are these people?
  • How are they treating each other?
  • What do their facial expressions tell us?
  • Are the actions of the people in the picture a representation of how these people feel and what they did or how others felt about them and what they did?

Please choose at least two of the questions above to respond to in sentence length. Be sure to back up your thoughts with descriptions of what is happening in the painting.

Be prepared to discuss/defend your responses with the rest of the class.