Harriet Tubman: Civil War Spy

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Did you know that Harriet Tubman also served as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, and was the first woman to lead a military expedition in American history? Learners read about the fascinating story of Harriet Tubman and conclude with a brief multiple choice, reading comprehension quiz.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this resource during your observation of Black History Month or while studying African American history
  • Refer to any reading comprehension strategies you are already practicing with your learners
Classroom Considerations

  • This is only a brief overview of Harriet Tubman's life; pupils should be familiar with the context of slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War
Pros

  • Text is fairly simple and easy to understand for English learners
  • Quiz includes answer key
Cons

  • None
Common Core