Kimberly Puryear speaks to a Brownie Troop.

Teacher Packet

Historic Stagville offers school programs Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 12pm. Reservations for school programs are scheduled one month in advance. A $1.00 per student deposit, to arrive two weeks before the scheduled program, is required to reserve the date. The deposit is returned upon arrival for the scheduled program. Each program has a maximum of 80 students.

Life on a Plantation
Students compare and contrast the lives of the slave holding family and the enslaved people on the Stagville plantation. Students tour the Bennehan family home, slave cabins at Horton Grove, and the Great Barn.

Grades: Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

NC State Curriculum Standards Met:

  • Kindergarten: K.H.1.2, K.G.1.1, K.G.2.2, K.E.1.1, K.C.1.2
  • 1st Grade: 1.H.1.2, 1.G.1.1, 1.G.2.1, 1.G.2.2, 1.E.1.1, 1.C&G.1.2, 1.C.1.1
  • 2nd Grade: 2.H.1.1, 2.H.1.2, 2.H.1.3, 2.G.2.1, 2.C.1.1, 2.C.1.2

Learning About Slavery through Archaeology
Students learn about the importance of archaeology to the study of history by participating in an archaeological dig simulation. Students uncover artifacts similar to those found at Horton Grove, the site of four original slave cabins, and discuss what these artifacts tell us about the enslaved population on Stagville Plantation. Students tour the Bennehan family home, slave cabins at Horton Grove, and the Great Barn, paying special attention to the artifacts in each location.

Grades: 3rd grade to 5th grade

Common Core Standards Met:

  • 3rd Grade: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3.B, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3.C, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3.D
  • 4th Grade: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.B, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.C, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.D, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.E
  • 5th Grade: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.B, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.C, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.D, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.E

NC State Curriculum Standards Met:

  • 3rd Grade: 3.H.1.1, 3.C.1.1
  • 4th Grade: 4.G.1.1, 4.G.1.4, 4.C.1.1

Slave Narratives at Stagville
Students analyze WPA interviews from former slaves on Stagville Plantation to learn about slavery on the plantation, while also questioning the reliability of primary sources.

Grades: 6th grade to 12th grade

Common Core Standards Met:

  • 6th to 8th Grade: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3
  • 9th to 10th Grade: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3
  • 11th to 12th Grade: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.3

NC State Curriculum Standards Met:

  •  6th Grade: 6.H.1.2, 6.H.1.3
  •  7th Grade: 7.H.1.2, 7.H.1.3
  • 8th Grade: 8.H.1.2, 8.H.1.3, 8.H.1.4, 8.H.1.5
  • 9th to 12th Grade: AH1.H.1.2, AH1.H.1.3, AH1.H.4.4, AH2.H.1.2, AH2.H.1.3