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Follow the Drinking Gourd: Poem Activity
For this poem worksheet, students read a selection, "Follow the Drinking Gourd," then read about the background of the selection and complete a related crossword puzzle.
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The Life of Harriet Tubman
A well-designed lesson 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 should...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History
The Underground Railroad: A Journey to Freedom
Here is a nice collection of worksheets, lesson plans, and activity ideas for approaching the Underground Railroad with your students. It includes 10 days/5 lessons worth of materials, including a play script, fill-in-the-blank...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Follow the Drinking Gourd Reinforcing Activity -2
Students research the drinking gourd and the underground railroad. In this slavery lesson, students discuss the horrible living conditions slaves had and their desire to run away. They talk about the underground railroad and how slaves...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Reading Rainbow - Follow the Drinking Gourd
In my book, the amazing series of Reading Rainbow videos are one of the greatest series of educational videos ever produced. One of the many great things about these videos, is that they can serve as a springboard to learning about a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts