Georgia US History 11 Connection: Mumbet Freeman

Georgia US History 11 Connection: Mumbet Freeman

These connections take Self-Evident videos and explicitly connect them to Georgia US History standards. An optional extension article is included to further set the video in larger context. For other lessons that dive deeper into the historical context or original story, check out the Self-Evident curriculum library.

Standard: SSUSH8 Explore the relationship between slavery, growing north-south divisions, and westward expansion that led to the outbreak of the Civil War

US History Basic Connection:

  1. Complete the Basic Plan for “One Minute’s Freedom”
  2. Transition to the standard: “Mumbet Freeman’s story was an important step in the abolition of slavery in northern states.”
  3. Ask students to write about or discuss in pairs, small groups, or as a class: “How would cases like Mumbet Freeman’s contribute to a growing north-south divide?”

Optional US History Larger Context:

  1. Set a purpose for reading: “To understand the bigger picture of Mumbet Freeman’s story, we’re going to read a short article about the history of slavery in New England. Often, the differences between the north and south are presented as simply matters of geography. As you read, think about other explanations for differences.”
  2. Have students read “Enslavement in the New England Colonies” from Newsela, also available in Spanish and at varied reading levels.
  3. Ask students to write about or discuss in pairs, small groups, or as a class some or all of the following:
    • How does the new information in this article help us understand Freeman’s story better?
    • What new evidence do you have for why the North and South had different paths towards abolishing slavery?
    • Do you think the abolition of slavery in the North was inevitable? What makes you say that?
    • How does the information in the article help us understand north-south divisions better?