Presentation on theme: "What do you know about Harriet Tubman? What do you know about the Underground Railroad? How much is freedom worth? List at least three ideas or draw a."— Presentation transcript:
What do you know about Harriet Tubman? What do you know about the Underground Railroad? How much is freedom worth? List at least three ideas or draw a picture describing your thoughts. (4 minutes).
Setting: (Places and Time) Characters: Genre: Narrator: Harriet Tubman: Guide to Freedom by Ann Petry
Setting: Places: Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ontario. Times: 1850s Characters: Harriet Tubman Frederick Douglass Thomas Garrett John Brown William Still Genre: Non-fiction Narrator: Third-person
Frederick Douglass -Escaped from slavery -Became an abolitionist -Worked for the rights of African-Americans and women -Known as a famous speaker -Talked with Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War
Thomas Garrett -Quaker -Key figure in Underground Railroad. Helped provide slaves safe houses on their journey to freedom. -Abolitionist
John Brown -Essex County’s most famous abolitionist. -The John Brown Farm is in Lake Placid on John Brown Road. -Took part in Harper’s Ferry uprising in VA against slavery. He was captured, tried and hung.
William Still Free man and “freedom fighter” Helped reunite families that were separated due to slavery Wrote book The Underground Railroad.
Travel on the Underground Railroad Simulation
Underground Railroad What do you know about the Underground Railroad in Northern New York and Canada? How much would you risk to help save another person? Can one person make a difference? Write at least two sentences or draw a picture describing your thoughts. (4 minutes).
North Country Connection -John Townsend Addoms had a station in Beekmantown. -Samuel Keese Smith in Peru. -Negro Hill (on the border of Beekmantown and Chazy). -Dawson Site a few miles to the east. -Beartown in West Beekmantown.
“The Underground Railroad,” by Robert W. Peterson What do you think Robert W. Peterson means when he writes: “But it was real just the same. And it was one of the brightest chapters in American history” (The Underground Railroad, 215). What are some of the key ideas in this passage?
“Puzzle Map Quilt” Exploration Groups: In class (group work): Find at least 6 important details in your information packet (2 per person). Write them down to present to the rest of the class on Friday. Draw a picture to represent something meaningful in the information you find. Write a brief description explaining why it’s meaningful. Today is the only day we will be working on this in class. Homework (for everyone): Why were the people or places you read about important? Explain how the people and places affected our lives. (Write one paragraph). On Friday, each group will share their findings with the class. Then, each group will place their writing and drawings on the “puzzle map.”
Music of the Underground Railroad “Swing Lo, Sweet Chariot,” Beyonce: chariot/1a342124e781654cf8901a342124e781654cf ?q=beyonce%20and%20swing%20lo,%20sweet%20chario t&FORM=VIRE4 chariot/1a342124e781654cf8901a342124e781654cf ?q=beyonce%20and%20swing%20lo,%20sweet%20chario t&FORM=VIRE4 “Wade in the Water,” Voices of Unity Youth Choir: “A Change is Gonna Come,” Sam Cooke: “Go Down Moses,” Louis Armstrong: YouTube video about Songs told by children
Guide to Freedom How do you think that race played a factor in the story? Are there other examples in history that you recall where people were treated unjustly because of their race?
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Response Log Write a one page Response Log from the perspective of a slave.
Lesson developed by Mary Beth Bracy References hp hp e=related e=related