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Ben, an Enslaved Miller

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Ben, an enslaved miller at Mount Vernon, discusses freedom. Thinking aloud, he considers what his life might be like if he runs away from Mount Vernon and gains his freedom as compared to his current life as George Washington's miller. Special thanks to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens. Visit www.aptv.org/mountvernon for more information. Tags: mount vernon, washington, revolutionary, war, political revolution, slavery, history, freedom >
Extension Activities

The Declaration of Independence: Created Equal?
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/lessons/equal

Slavery and the Making of America
http://webs.rps205.com/departments/TAH/files/685B97A4E92143838F79872E2D9ED515.doc

American Colonists Protest Songs (High School)
http://www.mountvernon.org/sites/mountvernon.org/files/American_Colonists%20Protest%20Song.pdf

Lesson Plans for All Levels from Mount Vernon
http://www.mountvernon.org/educational-resources/teachers-students/lesson-plans

Last Updated: January 2, 2012

Alabama Course of Study
Alabama Social Studies
 

Grade 5
7.) Identify events leading to the American Revolution, including the Frend and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.
8a.) Describe the social and political impact of the Declaration of Independence.
8b.) Explain the role of key leaders and major events of the Revolutionary War.

Grade 10
3.) Trace the chronology of events leading to the American Revolution.

 
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
U. S. History
Grades 5-12
3.) ERA 3: REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s)
  • Understands the causes of the American Revolution, the ideas and interests involved in forging the revolutionary movement, and the reasons for the American victory
  • Understands the impact of the American Revolution on politics, economy, and society
7.) ERA 7: AN AGE OF REVOLUTIONS, 1750-1914
The student in grades 5-12 should understand
  • the causes and consequences of political revolutions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
  • major global trends from 1750 to 1914.

 

 

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  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting