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Riding the Freedom Train

After the field trip to the Koger Center to see The Freedom Train production for students about the life of Harriet Tubman, and reading about Harriet Tubman's life and the abolitionist movement, the students were asked to reflect and respond in writing to the following question, "Harriet Tubman devoted her life to freeing others. Using evidence from the play, Freedom Train, prove that Harriet Tubman was a great leader."

Writing Standards

Standard 2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

Standard 3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Social Studies Standards

Standard 4-6.2: Explain the contributions of abolitionists to the mounting tensions between the North and South over slavery (including Harriet Tubman).

 Harriet Tubman, from the minds of 4th graders