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Schenck, Andrew D. – Online Submission, 2015
Late in the 19th century, American communities were in a state of flux. As northern abolitionists fought against slavery, relationships among diverse members of society rapidly changed, forcing historical figures to adopt new leadership strategies. Like communities of the pre- and post-Civil War era, modern educational contexts reveal growing…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, United States History, Females, African American History
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Lapham, Steven S.; Hanes, Peter; Turner, Thomas N.; Clabough, Jeremiah C.; Cole, William – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2013
This issue's "Middle Level Learning" section presents two articles. The first is "Harriet Tubman: Emancipate Yourself!" (by Steven S. Lapham and Peter Hanes). "Argo," which won the 2012 Oscar for best picture, was about a daring escape of six U.S. diplomats from Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis. Now imagine the…
Descriptors: Slavery, Change Agents, Females, African American History
Elliott, Zetta – School Library Journal, 2011
In this article, the author talks about her past experiences and how she immersed herself in African-American literature. While teaching a journalism class in an after-school program at the Decatur Clearpool Beacon School in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy section, the author realized that most of her students had no sense of African-American history beyond a…
Descriptors: African American Literature, Foreign Countries, United States Literature, African American History
Hayes, Dianne – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Of all the honors and accolades bibliophile and noted authority on the Underground Railroad Charles Blockson has received, being bequeathed recently with some of Harriet Tubman's personal items by her great-niece is one of the most significant experiences of his life. A longtime collector of books and rare items by and about African-Americans,…
Descriptors: Library Materials, African American Influences, African American Achievement, African American Culture
Doyle, Daniela; Field, Tim – Public Impact, 2013
Charter school boards enter into a critical bargain: autonomy for accountability. Compared with their traditional district counterparts, they operate with relative freedom in curriculum, hiring, budgeting, and other operational decisions. In exchange, they are held accountable for student performance in ways that traditional district schools are…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Closing, Charter Schools, Educational Quality
Wineburg, Sam; Monte-Sano, Chauncey – Phi Delta Kappan, 2008
This article presents a survey designed to investigate what young people know about history. The survey was administered to 2,000 high school juniors and seniors across all 50 states. The students were asked to "jot down the names of the most famous Americans in history," with the caveat that they could not include U.S. Presidents or First Ladies.…
Descriptors: African Americans, United States History, High School Students, White Students
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Strangman, Nicole – Reading Online, 2002
Includes an interview with second-grade teacher Patty Taverna and computer teacher Terry Hongell. Explains that their collaboration on social studies projects yielded some remarkable activities. Outlines the first such project--the "Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad" website. (PM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Grade 2, Internet, Interviews
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Tabone, Carmine; Albrecht, Robert – Stage of the Art, 2000
Claims drama in the classroom offers teachers an opportunity to "bring to life" the challenges and triumphs of African Americans. Describes a drama workshop based on the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. (NH)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Blacks, Colonial History (United States), Drama Workshops
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2005
This article discusses how a lifetime of research has led Edmund W. Gordon to the conviction that it is the out-of-school extras that nurture children's intellect. A half-century ago, the noted psychologist Edmund W. Gordon and his physician wife, Susan, opened a children's health clinic here in central Harlem. For as little as a quarter, poor…
Descriptors: Intellectual Development, Educational Experience, Supplementary Education, After School Education
Van Der Woude, Gladys – 2002
Harriet Tubman, a famous Civil War freedom fighter from Maryland, is the focus of this unit that integrates the arts and history. Students will learn about Harriet Tubman through music, art, dance, literature, and reference materials. The five lessons will be models and a springboard for the research projects that the students will complete about…
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Fine Arts
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Harmon, Janis M.; Hedrick, Wanda B. – Reading Teacher, 2000
Describes an instructional framework "zooming in and zooming out" that helps teachers scaffold student learning of important vocabulary and concepts in social studies. Describes procedures for implementation, depicting a lesson used by a fifth-grade teacher to discuss readings about Harriet Tubman. (SR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education
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Woodbum, Stephen M. – History Teacher, 2006
In this article, the author shares the views of his undergraduate students regarding elder female agency and their answers to the question: "Do old ladies make world history?" Because his undergraduate students mostly view the past in terms of the Great Man theory of history, which holds that those who make history are necessarily great,…
Descriptors: Females, Older Adults, Age Differences, Age Discrimination
Crawford, Mary; Ruthsdotter, Mary – 1982
Suitable for elementary level students, this study unit helps increase students' comprehension of the risks involved in a black person's flight from slavery and of Harriet Tubman's success in leading more than 300 slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Five activity suggestions are followed by a reading on the life of Harriet Tubman.…
Descriptors: Biographies, Black History, Black Studies, Educational Games
Smith, Chari R. – 2003
Readers Theater is a presentation by two or more participants who read from scripts and interpret a literary work in such a way that the audience imaginatively sense characterization, setting, and action. Traditionally, the primary focus of readers theater is on an effective reading of the script, not on a dramatic presentation. The scripts in…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Females, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities
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Mensher, Gail B. – Young Children, 1994
Describes one school's annual celebration of Harriet Tubman, 19th-century African-American heroine of the Underground Railroad. Children ages 4-11 engage in multisensory and cognitive learning activities designed to help them understand the rich traditions of early African Americans and the abolitionist movement to end slavery. Activities…
Descriptors: Black History, Black Studies, Blacks, Elementary Education
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