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 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).
Harriet Tubman:
Guide to Freedom
by Ann Petry
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
 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/
Underground Railroad
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What do you know about the Underground Railroad in Northern New York and Canada?
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How much would you risk to help save another person?
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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?
Map
http://pathways.thinkport.org/flash/ugrr.html
“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
YouTube video about Songs told by children
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAs_ZmtuKOg&feature=related
“Swing Lo, Sweet Chariot,” Beyonce:
 http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/beyonce-swing-low-sweetchariot/1a342124e781654cf8901a342124e781654cf890280457576577?q=beyonce%20and%20swing%20lo,%20sweet%20chario
t&FORM=VIRE4
 “Wade in the Water,” Voices of Unity Youth Choir:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC-1_8fYDUo&feature=related
 “A Change is Gonna Come,” Sam Cooke:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbO2_077ixs&feature=related
 “Go Down Moses,” Louis Armstrong:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP5EfwBWgg0&feature=related
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
 http://www.undergroundrailroadconductor.com/
Response Log
 Write a one page Response Log from the perspective of
a slave.
Lesson developed by Mary Beth Bracy
References
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http://northcountryundergroundrailroad.com/
http://www.nygeo.org/clintonugrr.html
http://www.nyhistory.com/harriettubman/life.htm
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1539.html
http://www.quakerhillhistoric.org/underground_railroad.p
hp
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/
http://pathways.thinkport.org/flash/ugrr.html
http://www.undergroundrailroadconductor.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAs_ZmtuKOg&featur
e=related

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