Harriet Tubman loves to play
outside with all the other little children, stopping sometimes to bring her
father water as he slaves away on the Brodess
plantation. When she is put to work
herself at the age of six, the love of her family keeps her strong, though
her defiance grows against the injustice surrounding her.
Her father then teaches her the subtle secrets of nature,
which he knows may prove to be life-saving someday. When she faces the prospect of being sold
“down South,” she makes her escape through the “Underground
Railroad” to glorious freedom in Philadelphia, PA, returning 19 times
to rescue over 300 others.
Her profound commitment to “doin’
what I believe is the right thing to do” and “helpin’
other people who need some help” makes her an inspiring role model for
all students today.
RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS:
- Black history
- Women’s history
- Civil War, slavery
- Multicultural awareness
- Character education
- Illinois Social Science
Standards and ELA
*January – Reaching Your Potential
*February - Black History Month,
*February- Youth Leadership Month
*February 1 - Freedom Day
*March - Women's History Month
*March 10 - Harriet Tubman Day
Craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, key ideas and
*Writing: Text types and purposes – historical, biographies, dramas,
*Speaking and listening: Hearing a speaker/reporting on a topic using
*Research to build on knowledge
--ILLINOIS SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS
*Civics, patriotism, functions of government
*American history – comparing past and present/how and why perspectives
differed, how individuals shape change and strive to improve communities
*National celebration months and the heroines honored
*How personal choices and attitudes affect others, perseverance, empathy
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