Escaping Slavery: Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt


When visiting the recommended website in this lesson, students learn about the Underground Railroad and “walk in the shoes” of an escaping slave. Using the picture book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, students create a problems/solutions/events chart to help them understand the relationships between Clara’s problems and how she solves them. Similar to Clara’s map that shows the path north to freedom, students create their own map, designing a key, a compass, and landmarks surrounding their home and school.

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Creator: Sue Ann Miller

Publisher: Read Write Think

Type: Other

Grades: 3-5

Created: 2010