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Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad


TITLE: Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad
AUTHOR: Ringgold, Faith
ILLUSTRATOR: Ringgold, Faith
PUBLISHER: Crown Publishers
PLACE OF PUBLICATION: New York COPYRIGHT DATE: 1992
ISBN: 51758767X PRICE: $15.00
CULTURAL GROUP: African American THEME: Quilts
SYNOPSIS:
With Harriet Tubman as her guide, a young girl retraces the steps that escaping slaves took on the Underground Railroad in order to reunite with her younger brother.
CORE BOOK: Grade 4

CONTENT CONNECTIONS

SUBJECT: Social Studies GRADE: 4, 5 TOPIC: Geography Map Skills
ILLUSTRATIVE LESSON
COMMENTS:
During the time of the Underground Railroad, slaves would hang a quilt over the roof of a house for good luck. Students can create quilts using either an A.I.M.S. lesson (Pieces and Patterns) or the activity suggested in the KID PIX AROUND THE WORLD ACTIVITY BOOK.
TECHNOLOGY LINK:
  • Use MacUSA (PC Globe Inc) to paint states that were part of the Union and the Confederacy. Use Regional Maps /Civil War.
  • Use KID PIX STUDIO (Broderbund) to create a quilt as shown on page 20 of the KID PIX AROUND THE WORLD ACTIVITY BOOK by Barbara Chan (Addison Wesley, 1994).

SUBJECT: Math GRADE: 4 TOPIC: Area/Perimeter
COMMENTS:
Students calculate area and perimeter of patterns used in making a class quilt.
TECHNOLOGY LINK: Use: to research additional information on the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman.


SUBJECT: Reading/Language Arts GRADE: 4, 5 TOPIC: Figurative Language
ILLUSTRATIVE LESSON

SUBJECT: Social Studies GRADE: 4 TOPIC: Maryland
TECHNOLOGY LINK: Use: to research additional information on the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman.


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