Bitter Sweets: Mapping Pineapples, Hospitality and Slavery

Lesson Overview

This lesson introduces students to historic primary and secondary source documents and
geospatial technology to explore nineteenth-century slavery and trade between the Caribbean
and United States. Students trace the journey of a pineapple from Cuba to South
Carolina, exposing new ways to think about the geographic, historic, and economic aspects
of enslavement and how contemporary symbols have had considerably different
meanings in the past.

Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

Are students able to identify and distinguish between types of sources. and reflect on the symbolism of everyday objects?

Lesson Created By: LaurenBenton

Lesson Partners: Center for the Education & Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS)