Henry's Freedom Box (5th Grade: Series 1)

Henry's Freedom Box (5th Grade: Series 1)

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Henry's Freedom Box is the true story of Henry Brown, a slave who escaped
to freedom through the Underground Railroad, after being mailed to the
North with help from abolitionists. Students will learn about the historical
context that prompted such actions and the bravery of those who were
willing to take risks for the freedom of others. This module patches together
pieces of history and culminates in a collaborative quilting project
representing our own unique guiding forces in life.

This module contains the following lessons:
  • Planting Seeds (Paper Chains, Boxed In, On a Roll, Save the Last Word for Me)
  • Tight Quarters
  • Interactive Word Wall
  • Guess My Word
  • Silent Tone
  • Henry’s Freedom Box
  • Chapter by Chapter
  • What Do You Stand For?
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd
  • Freedom x 3
  • Freedom Quilt
  • The Voice of Freedom

Key Vocabulary
Respect, Safety, Forgiveness, Honesty, Fairness, Responsibility, Caring,
Citizenship, Courage, Creativity, Cooperation, Relationships, Tone, Freedom,
Hope, Underground Railroad, Fragile, Abolitionist, Simile, Guidepost,
Constellation, Quilt, Lithograph

Note: This module is part of 5th Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.