11 February 2009

Culture Spot: Harriet Tubman (Video Lesson)

As part of Black History Month, here is the story of slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman. She was born into slavery in Maryland but eventually escaped to Pennsylvania. She returned to Maryland secretly several times in order to rescue her family out of bondage. Over time she led dozens of other slaves out and never lost one earning her the name “Moses.'’ When the Civil War broke out, she worked for the Union army as a cook, a nurse and then as a spy. At the end of the war, she worked hard for the women’s suffrage movement. To learn more about this great American woman, read about her at the following links:

Wikipedia - Harriet_Tubman

Harriet Tubman: Online Resources

Harriet, the Moses of Her People by Sarah H. Bradford (a on-line book to download)

Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman

Bound For The Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero

Now follow the link below to watch a very good MSN video about Harriet Tubman and print out the worksheet below to answer the comprehension questions.

Profile of Harriet Tubman
Profile of Harriet Tubman

Profile of Harriet Tubman

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