The lives of three women are examined. From different time periods, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Jackie Joyner-Kersee all worked to make changes for the common good of people. Harriet Tubman led over 300 enslaved people to freedom. Rosa Parks made a brave stand against unfair laws. Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s generosity has enabled cities to build community centers for children.
The learners will:
- define and use the vocabulary of related to enslaved people and abolitionism.
- explain how the common good is benefited when all people are free.
- describe trust and explain its importance in the family, community and school.
- describe how Harriet Tubman was a “conductor” on the “Underground Railroad.”
- define vocabulary related to segregation.
- compare and contrast Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman.
- define athlete as someone who participates in sports.
- define philanthropy as giving of one’s time, talent and/or treasure for the common good.
- define philanthropist as a person who gives of his or her time, talent or treasure for the common good.
- dentify the type of philanthropy given by Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
The learners will draw and display posters as a reminder to other students that they must work to achieve their goals. The posters will contain the statement, “The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you! ”
Assessment will be made on the teacher observation of learner participation and completion of activities, reflection through writing and drawing, a painting project and posters.
This unit was originally published with five lessons, Lessons two and three have been deleted because they were based on the concept of "Secret Quilt Codes" used during the time of the Underground Railroad. Learning To Give has become aware of the fact that the use of these codes is an "urban myth" and has no basis in historical fact.
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
Lessons Developed By:
Central Elementary School
Munising Public Schools
124 E Chocolay
Munising, MI 49862
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