Harriet was born a slave in 1820 and never achieved
status as a teacher, businesswoman, writer or scientist.
What she did do was make these achievements possible for
others through her tireless and unyielding quest for the fundamental element
necessary for these pursuits: personal liberty.
Harriet will relive her early, carefree childhood and the
subsequent end to this at age six when she was put to work wherever and
whenever the master said.
The love of her family kept her spirit strong as her hatred of
slavery grew. In 1849, she finally escaped to freedom through the
"Underground Railroad." She returned to rescue her family and over
300 other slaves, and then aided the Union during the Civil War to put a
final end to slavery.
Harriet's commitment to "doing what I believe is the
right thing to do" makes her a truly inspiring role model for children.
RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS:
- Black history
- Women’s history
- Civil War, slavery
- Multicultural awareness
- Biographies, character
- Social studies and language
SPECIAL CELEBRATION DATES:
- September 17 - Citizenship
- September 17-23 -
- September 22, 1862 -
Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation
- October - National Book
- October 16-22 - National
CHARACTER COUNTS! Week
- October 22 - National Make
A Difference Day
- November 11 - Veteran's Day
- November 13-19 - American
- December 6 - Anniv. of the
ratification of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery
- December 20 - Beginning of
the Civil War
- February - Black History
Month, Youth Leadership Month
- February 1 - Freedom Day
- March - Women's History
- March 10 - Harriet Tubman
- April 9 - End of the Civil
- April 14 - First
Abolitionist Society founded by Ben Franklin
- April 8-14 – National
- May 7-13 –
Children’s Book Week
*For specific tie-ins to your state's
curriculum and learning standards, please call our office.
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