Friday, November 13, 2015

Mrs. Olshaw's Visit to Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana

Mrs. Olshaw and other Burlington Public School educators are in Louisiana this week for the NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies) Annual Conference. Yesterday her homeroom students and I connected with her via a Google Hangout on Air from the Memorial Learning Commons

Mrs. Olshaw showed us Oak Alley Plantation as she walked around the big house, through beautiful trees, and into slave homes.  She and her students compared Oak Alley Plantation to Plimoth Plantation (where her students visited as third graders).  

As you can hear from the YouTube video, her students were thrilled to "visit" Louisiana to learn about some of our rich American history.

Mrs. Olshaw in Louisiana connecting with her students in Burlington. 
An Oak Alley Plantation Slave Home
The YouTube video of our Google Hangout on Air (about 11 minutes)
Mrs. Olshaw and I would like to thank Katie Bercury, Burlington Public School's Social Studies Coach, for orchestrating the trip to NCSS as well as for helping plan this virtual field trip.


  1. Oak Alley has few podcasts on our website for additional learning! They are *mostly* geared toward an older audience, but your students might enjoy some! If you ever want to do a live skype or facetime with us, let us know!

    1. Thank you, Gary! I appreciate your offer and will spread the good word.