TASK: Spartacus Schoolnet - Life on the Plantations. How old was Moses Roper when he escaped?Describe Moses' diet.What jobs did Moses have to do?How did Mr Hammans wife treat Moses?What happened to Moses when he escaped?. TASK: Cotton research. . What type of climate does cotton need in order to
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2. TASK: Spartacus Schoolnet - Life on the Plantations How old was Moses Roper when he escaped?
Describe Moses’ diet.
What jobs did Moses have to do?
How did Mr Hammans wife treat Moses?
What happened to Moses when he escaped?
3. TASK: Cotton research What type of climate does cotton need in order to grow?
How is cotton farmed?
How did the invention of the ‘Cotton Gin’ change the farming of cotton?
4. Slave work
5. Slave living conditions
6. Slave punishments
7. TASK: Structured Writing – Describe what life on the Plantations was like for the slaves, using the images provided and your own research. Paragraph One: Introduction – Cotton; How was it farmed? What were the plantations like? i.e. scale, temperature etc.
Paragraph Two: Slave Work – What type of jobs did the slaves do? What seasons did they do which jobs in? What hours did they work?
Paragraph Three: Slave Living Conditions – What were slaves houses like? How did they compare to the slave-owners houses?
Paragraph Four: Slave Punishments – What punishments did slaves receive? What things might the slave have done to be punished?
Paragraph Five: Conclusion – Pull all your key points together and state overall what life was like on the Plantations for the slaves.