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 theMemorial 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.