Activities for Lesson 2

Visit these web sites:

Harriet Tubman Printout  http://www.enchantedlearning.c ... /us/aframer/tubman/index.shtml
Read a brief biography of Harriet Tubman. At the top of the page, click on the links for a printout, timeline, and quizzes.

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad for Children http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/tubman/tubman.html

Explanation of "Follow the Drinking Gourd"  http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/ltc/special/mlk/gourd2.html

The Underground Railroad Table of Contents http://education.ucdavis.edu/NEW/STC/lesson/socstud/railroad/contents.htm

The Headbone Derby   Escape to Freedom   http://www.headbone.com/derby/escape/main.b.html

History Happens http://www.ushistory.com/railr.htm
Watch a video which uses rap music to tell the story of the Underground Railroad. You can also view the lyrics.

Slavery WebQuest  http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/SCORE/slave/slavesg1.html


Have a simulation of a slave auction. Students can take the roles of slaves, buyers, abolitionists, and auctioneers.


Research the diet of slaves. What kinds of  foods did they eat? Was there a variety of foods? Was the diet healthy?


Draw a slave ship.


Make a wanted poster.

The Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850  http://education.ucdavis.edu/new/stc/lesson/socstud/railroad/SlaveLaw.htm
This site has links at the bottom showing reward posters.


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