Follow the Drinking Gourd
First graders read "The Drinking Gourd" and research the history of Harriet Tubman's contributions to the Underground Railroad movement of the 1840's. They learn the song "The Drinking Gourd" and draw a picture of the referenced constellations.
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The Life of Harriet Tubman
A well-designed lesson plan teaches about the history of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and the issues of civil liberties. Young historians watch a video, access Internet resources, and engage in cooperative activities which...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History
Finding Your Way: The Underground Railroad
Students explore the dangers that escaping slaves faced and the things they used (e.g. songs and quilts) to help them find their way. They conclude by designing a class quilt showing things that slaves would have needed to know about to...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History