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 vast array of topics. This episose, "Follow The Drinking Gourd," is all about slavery. After watching the video, follow the instructions outlined in the plan to further enhance your students' understanding of this period in American history.

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3rd - 5th
English Language Arts
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