Monday, April 10, 2017

Slavery and the Underground Railroad

We have been working hard to answer the driving question of our PBL unit (project based learning), "Why would someone risk their life to help others?"We are finishing up our research by creating a museum of our learning with six fabulous projects that will be put on display...1. Biography Bottle People: Students are featuring some historical figures that were either slaves or abolitionists. Some of the people they chose are: Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Levi Coffman.
2. Underground Railroad Quilts: Students have discovered the significance behind the quilts used as maps to the underground railroads and also used by abolitionists to signify that their house was a safe house. Students are featuring different quilt squares and the symbolism behind each one.

3. Maps and Important Papers: Students are creating maps of the slave and free states, maps of routes to freedom used by the slaves, and authentic wanted slave posters.
4. Plantation Diorama: Students are creating a diorama of a slave plantation.
5. Model of a Slave Ship: Students are learning about how slaves got here in the first place and what the ships they sailed on were like.6. Safe House: Students are creating a large model of a safe house to show where slaves stayed along the underground railroad.
Bottle People

Quilt Square

Quilt Square

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