Why did Harriet Tubman replace Jackson on the $20 bill? Students will learn about Tubman's brave and heroic acts which led to the freedom of hundreds of slaves. She was a truly remarkable woman in history.
This carefully crafted biography of an amazing historical hero, Harriet Tubman, is perfect for 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Students will engage in comprehension activities such using text evidence, context clues, making inferences, answering literal questions. The rich biography and questioning strategies help students improve important reading comprehension skills. Full answer key and graphic organizer are included.
The article is written on 5th grade reading level (10 and 11 years old) but can be used with younger or older kids as determined by their skill level. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, centers, and homework applications. Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results. These activities are effective as a homeschool or summer reading resource.
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Harriet Tubman was a one of the greatest American abolitionists of all time. This article takes kids on a short journey through Harriet Tubman's life. It covers her birth in Maryland in 1820 and her childhood and life of hardships. Harriet's family was broken apart and sold to various slave owners who often used violence on the slaves - including Harriet. In fact, Harriet suffered a brain injury from being struck in the head. She eventually married John Tubman, but she was fearful they would be split up again, so she tried to escape to the North. She made it with the help of safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She eventually went back to bring her family to the North for safety. She went back more than a dozen times to lead groups of slaves through the Underground Railroad. She was given the nickname, "Moses." Slave owners were upset with Harriet and tried to stop her. They hired bounty hunters to catch her. The North was no longer safe and Harriet had to take slaves all the way to Canada to safety. When the Civil War broke out, Harriet used her skills to free even more slaves. Harriet Tubman passed away in 1913 with fully military honors.
Several Historical Heroes packets in the series can be purchased separately. (See the links below). However, the bundle of all nine sets will save over 30% from the individual prices.
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