"Follow The Drinking Gourd"
First graders read a book about Harriet Tubman and her involvement in the Underground Railroad. They sing the song "Drinking Gourd" and study its significance to the Underground Railroad movement. They make a book.
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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
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