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Harriet Tubman
Conductor of the Underground Railroad

Available January – March, 2020


Harriet Tubman.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
  • Diversity
  • Character education
  • Biographies
  • Illinois Social Science Standards and ELA

SPECIAL CELEBRATION DATES

*January – Reaching Your Potential Month
*February - Black History Month,
*February- Youth Leadership Month
*February 1 - Freedom Day
*March - Women's History Month
*March 10 - Harriet Tubman Day

COMMON CORE TIE-INS

--ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS:
*Reading: Craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, key ideas and details
*Writing: Text types and purposes – historical, biographies, dramas, informational
*Speaking and listening: Hearing a speaker/reporting on a topic using multimedia components
*Research to build on knowledge
--ILLINOIS SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS
*Black history
*Women’s history
*Civil War
*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

FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF COMMON CORE TIE-INS, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE. WE'D BE HAPPY TO EMAIL THIS TO YOU.


TESTIMONIALS:

CHICAGO:
"All students were totally captivated and attentive. The historical content was presented beautifully and on a level the children understood. Just excellent."
  -- First Grade Teacher, Ridge School, Oak Forest
"Brilliant performance. The students were captivated. Strong historical references were very educational. I'd love to see more!"
  -- Seventh Grade Teacher, St. John Fischer, Chicago

BOSTON:
"The program was fabulous. My class enjoyed every breath-taking moment. Dialogue was perfect for young students to comprehend. A must-see program!"
  -- Kindergarten Teacher, Whelan Memorial School, Revere
"The use of multimedia was excellent. The presentation was entertaining and educational. She succeeded in holding my eighth graders' attention and interest."
  -- Eighth Grade Teacher, Butler Middle School, Lowell

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL:
"Excellent program. The dramatization makes it so real, you feel like you are there."
  -- Second Grade Teacher, Lakeview School, Robbinsdale
"Excellent story content. The way the actress coordinated the media and costume changes was remarkable. Well worth it."
  -- Fourth Grade Teacher, Immaculate Conception, Columbia Heights

 

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