Harriet Tubman and Tim Meeker

In the video the students discuss, first as partners and then as foursomes, Harriet’s tactics as a conductor of the Underground Railroad. Students then construct Venn diagrams comparing Harriet with Tim Meeker, the hero of a book set in the Revolutionary War, which students read some months before. Partners next write dialogues in which the two characters discuss how they feel about the use of war to settle disputes. Volunteer pairs read their dialogues, and the video ends with a class discussion of whether slavery itself constituted a state of war


  • Directed by: Peter Schwartz

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