Quilt TR #1 Songs TR #2 Common- alities TR #3 Make Your Own TR #4
Inter- preting SR #2 Organizer SR #3 Make your Own SR #4
A sampler of coded messages in quilt http://societyofschoollibrarians.webs.com/undergroundrailroadquilt.htm http://www.osblackhistory.com/quiltcodes.php
The Gospel Train’s A Comin’ Go Down Moses Follow the Drinking Gourd Swing Low Sweet Chariot Deep River Messages in freedom songs Steal Away Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen “Messages in Freedom Songs” Teacher Resource Visual #2 Wade in the Water
Commonalities Go Down Moses Follow the Drinking Gourd Swing Low Sweet Chariot Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning The Gospel Train's A Comin Steal Away Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen Wade in the Water Teacher Resource #3: “Graphic to Compare Song Texts and Imbedded Messages”
Student Resource Sheet #2 “Interpreting Text for Messages” [meaning] [Text from song]
Student Resource Sheet #3 “Make Your Own Quilt Organizer” Hardships found in messages in freedom songs. My modern hardships/ hopes/joys My hardshipsMusic or visuals that address the sentiment Consider the information you already know about life as a slave as well as the information you can infer from the freedom song texts, and then compare it to the modern day concerns that people struggle with. Now consider the hardships—large or small—as well as the joys and hopes that you face in your life. What would a quilt of your life look like? What music and pictures would it include? Are there any that are similar to the feelings expressed in the freedom songs?
Place your name in the center block and then add song titles and visuals that express something about the hardships, hopes, or joys in your life.