The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman

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Escaping slavery only to return and escape again is quite a heroic act. The life of Harriet Tubman launches scholars into a world of courage, fear, and freedom. Using video clips and questions, young historians uncover the story of the courage of one of the leaders of the Underground Railroad. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create questions and have students answer them during the video clip
  • Use a large map to track the Underground Railroad from the South to the North during slavery
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires audio and visual equipment for entire class viewing 

  • Resource provides multiple-choice and open-ended questions for use in the classroom
  • Includes a guided discussion question as an assessment at the end of the lesson

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