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4th Grade: Underground Railroad

by Boyne City Public Schools

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Course Description

Students begin this unit by learning about the Underground Railroad. Next, they explore videos, apps, and books that expand their knowledge about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Finally, students write an opinion piece about slavery.

"Read with an open mind, write from your heart..."

RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
RI.4.6 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g, chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
W.4.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or text, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
W.4.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
W.4.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
4.H3.0.7 Use case studies or stories to describe the ideas and actions of individuals involved in the Underground Railroad in Michigan and in the Great Lakes region.  

Customer Reviews

Harriet my Hero

This course was about slaves and how Harriet Tubman saved their lives. I like the videos. I read the iBook Harriet Tubman in this course. I loved it. The think fast app was awesome. Pretty awesome course and everyone on the planet should get this course.

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