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Whether students are learning virtually or in the classroom, GPB Education's virtual field trips are an excellent resource to help them understand certain topics and concepts. This week's Virtual Field Trip Spotlight highlights slavery and freedom in Savannah, Georgia.

This virtual journey explores the complexities of slavery and freedom in antebellum Savannah through the lens of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Students can learn about the connections between the institution of slavery and the global economy and discover how one city can teach us about society and culture before the Civil War. 

Key concepts are presented through interactive elements like:

  • primary source letters and images 
  • navigable maps
  • videos
  • a virtual walking tour

Not only can users explore the lives of the people who lived and were enslaved here, users can also look at two larger views: the economy of coastal Georgia and how all of these systems and interactions played out in the city of Savannah.
This virtual learning experience is rather robust. At its heart there are essentially three separate explorations to give users a rich perspective of what this area really looked like:

  • Main House and Slave Quarters 
  • City of Savannah
  • Lowcountry Economy 

Click here to launch the Slavery and Freedom Virtual Learning Journey.

Want to explore more of Georgia? View all of GPB's virtual field trips here.