Answer the following questions after viewing the Harriet Tubman video, The Quest for Freedom.
- What did it mean to be a slave?
- What continent did the slaves come from?
- What was the Underground Railroad?
- What did the Underground Railroad do?
- Who were the abolitionists?
- Name a group of people who helped the slaves to freedom.
- Did Harriet escape before or after the Civil War?
- After Harriet escaped, how did she make her mark in American history?
- What nickname was given to Harriet Tubman?
- Why do you think Harriet was given this name?
- Why is slavery contrary to our American values?
- Would you have helped take slaves on a dangerous trip along the underground railroad? Why?
- Name some of the tickets to freedom we have today. Why are they like the underground railroad? (for example: education, hard work, voting, etc.)
- In what ways would you pattern your life after Harriet Tubman? How can you help people who are in forms of slavery today? (for example: homelessness, sickness, etc.)
Answers to Video Quiz:
- Answers will vary. However, it meant being the property of another person. It meant having no rights. It meant not being allowed to go where you wanted. It meant always having someone tell you what to do. It meant someone controlling your life.
- A network of homes, businesses and individuals who helped slaves escape to freedom in the years before the Civil War.
- It helped slaves escape to freedom.
- Individuals who actively spoke against slavery, and worked to bring freedom to slaves.
- The Quakers.
- Before the Civil War. Harriet escaped in 1849. The Civil War Began in 1860.
- She returned to her slave homeland in Maryland many times to bring other slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad.
- The slaves called her "Moses," because just like the Moses who led the Israelites from slavery in Biblical times, she went to lead her people to freedom.
- A basic American value is that all men are created equal. Slavery is completely contrary ton this value.
- Answers will vary.