The concept of freedom as a Core Democratic Value will be described through the story of Harriet Tubman. Learners will understand why unselfish people risk their lives to help others and serve the common good.
One Forty Minute Class Period
The learners will:
- define and use the vocabulary of related to enslaved people and abolitionism.
- explain how the common good is benefited when all people are free.
- describe trust and explain its importance in the family, community and school.
- describe how Harriet Tubman was a “conductor” on the “Underground Railroad. ”
Ask the students to describe what freedom means. (being free) Then ask, “Are you free?” Encourage a short discussion on how American citizens are free. (We are not owned by anyone.) Explain that there was a time in America when some people did not have their freedom. They were enslaved people.
Assessment will be made on the teacherís observation of the learnerís participation in the discussion and singing.
Lesson Developed By:Lynn Chamberlain
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