"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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Follow the Drinking Gourd
Young scholars create an art project based on "Follow the Drinking Gourd," a song used to guide slaves to freedom during the Civil War. They read a picture book to learn the story of how Harriet Tubman and Peg Leg Joe led slaves to freedom.
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts
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