I. 3 Growing up in slavery


Teachers shows the headline and newspaper article about Harriet Tubman being the new face of the $20 bill: “Look at this extract of an (online) newspaper article from April 21, 2016 and find out what it’s about.”

Harriet TUbman


“Look at the facebook icon: it has been shared a lot. Why do you think people find this article so interesting?”


Let’s find out what life as a slave was like. 

Go to: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/underground_railroad/index.htm

Bild underground railroad

Today we look at life “on the plantation”, so click on number 1.

Explore the material. If you like, you can use your headphones  to listen to the audio files.

At last, click on the icon with the pen and the notepad.

Read the story “Growing up in slavery” by Fannie Moore 



Create a new Google Doc and answer the questions on the right side:bild growing up in slavery

Do not be confused, I will monitor your writing process and give hints and tips at the margin!

If you haven’t done so by the end of the lesson, finish your text at home!

If you like to have this lesson in a document, click here: 1.3 Growing up in slavery.
Photo credit Harriet Tubman:  H. Seymour Squyer, 1848 – 18 Dec 1905 – National Portrait Gallery, Gemeinfrei, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9717226

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