This slideshow contains pictures that reference an actual Drinking Gourd, the Big Dipper which is what the "Drinking Gourd" was actually referencing, Harriet Tubman (one of the Conductors of the Underground Railroad) as well as map of the U.S. showing the Free States and Slave States. At the end is a slide with all of the lyrics to the song. I use the slideshow every February for Black History Month along with the book "Follow the Drinking Gourd" by Jeanette Winter. I sing the song whenever it is mentioned in the book and show the lyrics on the screen behind me so kids and join along as they feel comfortable. Then we always finish by singing the song straight through while I play the piano. You could also use the Music K-8 version of the song if you own that.