Harriet Tubman and the End of Slavery

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Harriet Tubman saved hundreds from slavery through what was called the Underground Railroad. Teach learners about her amazing accomplishments through the article that uses effective direct instruction. After reading, scholars break into small groups and discuss what made Tubman such an influential historical figure.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend learning by visiting a museum exhibit or projecting pictures of different artifacts for the class to view
  • Differentiate for English learners by highlighting or defining important key words depending on learning level
Classroom Considerations

  • May contain some sensitive topics
Pros

  • Includes a helpful map that creates a visualization of the Underground Railroad
  • Encourages teamwork and collaboration
  • Uses language that keeps concepts simple yet also feels engaging
Cons

  • None