Synopsis

Lesson Snapshot

1. Engage: Students will speculate about the size (area and perimeter) of the White House and watch a video of a tour of the White House. 

2. Explore: Students will calculate the area of the classroom and how many tables would fit into their classroom. 

3. Explain: Students will calculate the area of the White House and slave quarters and calculate how many slave quarters will fit into the White House. 

4. Extend/Expand: Students will read and compare paired texts about slaves who constructed the White House and slave life in general. 

5. Evaluate:  Students will write a 2Voice Poem from the perspective of a US President and a slave who constructed the White House.