Harriet Tubman: An Informative and Impressionistic Look

Informational text and impressionistic art lead a lesson about Harriet Tubman. Working in teams, scholars examine a variety of resources. They analyze, compare, and contrast the work.  Using their research findings, pupils create an original impressionist art piece.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct the lesson in February—Black History Month
  • Plan time at the school library for class members to research hard copies in addition to digital sources
  • Display images from the presentation alongside pupils' finished products 
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should have an understanding of enslaved people, the Underground Railroad, and African American history
  • Images require printing if a presentation is not available
Pros
  • Offers extension ideas
  • Allows participants to respond artistically
Cons
  • None