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The story of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman and the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts allows educators and their students to examine the tensions and contradictions between the professed ideals of the United States and the actual practices of the United States and to consider the ways that enslaved people used the professed ideals of the United States to argue for their own liberation.
Standards & Frameworks
These documents map the activites in this module to numerous national and state standards and frameworks.
These activities ask students to (1) generate their own questions and plan larger inquiries into the historical record regarding the stories presented in the video, and then (2) find, evaluate, and interpret historical documents to develop a research claim.
These activities extend the themes of the story presented in the episode to other events and into the future. These resources and activities help students see how we can use an understanding of the past to make sense of more recent events and imagine a different future.