Many historical biographies based on the life of Harriet Tubman have been produced in book, film, and television formats. Watch excerpts from one of these cinematic biographies and discuss how the film relates to the book. Are there discrepancies between biographers of Harriet Tubman?
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the biography and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the book.
Map the Underground Railroad
Conduct research and develop a map of the different routes and safe houses of the Underground Railroad network in the United States. How much of the expanse of the Underground Railroad did Harriet Tubman cover? How vast was this network?
Draw a Historical Figure
Draw your interpretation of one of the historical figures from the biography...
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