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Educational Resources

The Whitney Plantation Education Department is excited to provide teachers with educational resources, including curriculum, lesson plans, and virtual tours.

While we are currently in the development of new curriculums and virtual learning opportunities, feel free to explore our current materials:

Resources for All 

This booklet holds an extensive list of books for adults, youth, and children, databases, videos, podcasts, articles, movies and tv shows, other museums to visit, and most importantly, already-built curriculums and teaching tools.

Click the image to browse through the booklet.











Pre and Post Visit Materials 

This packet includes curriculum material to help students prepare for their visit with the Whitney.

Included in the packet are the following:

  • Pre-Visit Questions
  • Post-Visit Questions
  • Vocabulary Words
  • Images
  • Maps
  • Key People
  • Louisiana State and National Standards

While this packet focuses on students joining the Whitney Education Department on a tour, these materials may be useful to all teachers crafting their lesson plans.

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Whitney Plantation is a 200 acre former sugar plantation turned historic site dedicated to telling the history of slavery in the United States from the perspective of the enslaved Africans, African-Americans, and Creoles of Color who built America’s wealth. However, it takes much more to share and interpret this history than just opening the door.

Join hosts Dr. Joy Banner, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Amber Mitchell, Director of Education, as they discuss the unique intersection of history, preservation, race, and storytelling that create a one-of-a-kind visitor experience.

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Want To Partner With Us?

In January of 2023, the Whitney Education Department will be launching a monthly newsletter with educational resources on how to teach slavery. If you would like to help us out with your ideas or want to receive this newsletter, please fill out this form.


If you would like to bring your class to the museum on a field trip, please book your tour by clicking here.