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Slavery in America (Uncut)

Lesson Objective: This is 35 minutes of authentic teaching, unedited, and without teacher narration.
Grades 4-6 / History / Harriet Tubman
1 HR 06 MIN


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  1. Big idea, Black History Month, figurative language, Harriet Tubman, history, informational reading, multiple objectives, pair share, slavery, tough to teach, underground railroad, vocabulary?


  • Private message to Christopher Cagle

Of course this video should remain on this site. The teacher did her best to teach this subject to young children. 

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  • Private message to Brooke Tolley

I made this account after being shown this video, solely to comment on this. This is a NON-EXAMPLE of how to introduce Black History Month. Black history did not begin with enslavement and to frame it this way is extremely offensive. Why the words "whip" and "slave catcher" are being casually given to students to match is beyond insensitive. This video should be taken down.

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  • Private message to Tara Cooper

I like the way the teacher uses text clues (vocabulary) task to discuss Harriett Tubman story.  She creatively presented  this lesson following up with questions before reading the story to the students.  The students were respectfully engaged in learning and enjoying the lesson.  Independently, they read and worked quietly from their desk.  The teacher walks around monitoring the classroom answering questions and she gives them praise for their performance.

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  • Private message to Joann Miller

The teacher does a great job discussing the history of Harriet Tubman. She reads from a book and ask the students about the meanings of many words found in the book. The students are interested in the outcome of Harriet Tubman and the slaves she helped escape.  After reading to the students, she has them read independently, then write notes about Harriet Tubman.  The kids stayed involved and happily answer questions. 

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  • Private message to AUDREY Batiste

It is Black History Month, and the teacher gave them the task to put words vocabulary words in categories.  She asked them certain words to see if they knew those word and she gave them the meanings. She reads them a book about Harriet Tubman and all those words were in the story. The concept was for that they now understood the story because they had become familiar with the terms and could now see the enormous picture or the big deal.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School
3355 Mountain Gate Drive
Corona CA 92882
Population: 886

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