This lesson plan, written at a grade 5 level, and designed for ESL students includes:
- a 552-word text that is structured in a 5W 1H format - the six questions are asked and answered in individual paragraphs. The origins of the Underground Railroad are discussed and the role it played in Canadian history.
- a list of 17 vocabulary words (underlined in the text);
- a worksheet of comprehension questions and a group/individual activity that asks students to imagine their lives as a runaway slave.
Answer key included.
Please see my store for a similar lesson plan written at two higher levels and an extensive unit for Grades 6/7 Social Studies for the non-ESL classroom.