Harriet Tubman

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The lesson introduces students to Harriet Tubman, including information about the Underground Railroad.  The information will be inspirational for many students, and the lesson is perfect for Black History or Women’s History Months.  It is highly recommended teachers use one or more of the videos listed among the additional resources. The lesson may also be used with lessons related to slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil War.

Harriet Tubman Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Harriet Tubman
  • Hands-on homework activities
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Inspire your students with a lesson about a courageous American heroine.  This lesson introducing your students to Harriet Tubman is perfect for Black History or Women’s History Months.  The lesson includes a brief history of slavery in America and how it related to the Civil War.  It is highly recommended teachers use one or more of the videos listed among the additional resources to enhance students’ learning.  The lesson can be used with lessons related to slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil War.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction: 

  1. Ask students: What is the definition of slavery?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion and direct students to the correct response. Next, ask:  What are some things people could have done to help end slavery in America?
  3. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce Harriet Tubman and her work with the Underground Railroad.
  4. Distribute Harriet Tubman content pages. Read and review the information with the students.  Save the final question for the lesson closing.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  5. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions.  Explain to students that the beginning word may include words that describe Harriet, such as Hero, Brave, Incredible,   This could be specified, especially for older students.  Allow the use of a dictionary.
  6. Students will need colored pencils, markers, etc., to design the two pages. Once completed, each student shares one of more of the descriptive words and explanations.
  7. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
  8. Distribute the Homework page. Review the instructions.  Compare the donation request to those on a GoFundMe page or similar donation request of today.  The next day, students share the posters with the class.
  9. In closing, ask students: Think about your hometown, if people needed to be saved today, how would you sneak them out of your town to another place?
  10. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Social Studies