Black History: Heros of the Underground Railroad CC Performance Task

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Prepare students for common core testing with this seasonal performance task during Black History month. There are five lessons with an argumentative writing opportunity as a culminating activity. A Core Rigor argumentative writing organizer is provided.

Lesson 1: Underground Railroad Video
The prescribed video is no longer available. I recommend YouTube's "On
Freedom's Path, The Slaves of the Underground Railroad" by Gabriel
Martin Escobar: www.youtube.com/watch?VTupYFRRLFAD or you may
use a video of your choice.
Introduction and vocabulary acquisition

Lesson 2: Meet Harriet Tubman
Close read mini-biography, collaborate in filling in
organizer.

Note: Organizer is provided for comparing heroes in lessons 2-5

Lesson 3: Meet Thomas Garrett
Close read mini-biography, collaborate in filling in
organizer.

Lesson 4: Meet Frederick Douglas
Close read mini-biography, collaborate in filling in
organizer.

Lesson 5: Meet Sojourner Truth
Close read mini- biography, collaborate in filling in
organizer.

Culminating Activity: Argumentative writing prompt.
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N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week

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Black History: Heros of the Underground Railroad CC Perfor
Black History: Heros of the Underground Railroad CC Perfor
Black History: Heros of the Underground Railroad CC Perfor
Black History: Heros of the Underground Railroad CC Perfor
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