I designed these simple notebooking pages to be used during our study and wanted to share them with you as well. They include pages (both with and without prompts) for:
The Drinking Gourd
Imagine you were a Slave
and a blank page
Books Recommendations:Elijah of Buxton
Unspoken This is a beautiful book, with no words. It tells the story of a young girl who helps a runaway slave. We poured over these gorgeous images and were able to really discuss the emotions each charcter must have been feeling.
To Be a Slave This is a good read aloud for older children. It explains in detail, in heartbreaking first person accounts what it was like to be a slave.
Just a few words, Mr. Lincoln The story behind the Gettysburg Address is told in simple language. (LOVED this book!)
Henry's Freedom Box Picture book with a beautiful story and gorgeous illustrations.
How Did Slaves Find a Route to Freedom? And other questions from the Underground Railroad
Additional resources:Printable Maps (scroll down about 2/3 of the page)
An excellent video from Newark Museum depicting the painting "Near Andersonville" by Winslow Homer come to life. (We were all completely fascinated by this video.)
Flight to Freedom game
Reading Rainbow, Follow the Drinking Gourd.
Download the notebooking pages here.