Colonization through Reconstruction (c. 1600 – 1870)
This site is FABULOUS!!! I have used text from this website in class and added my own questions this year. Pick up where we left off (roughly number 14) through number 35 (Reconstruction). You can keep going if you wish to get a head start on your 11th grade history class!! Click here to be taken to the site.
This song is about the Underground Railroad. It was sung by runaway slaves and taught to slaves still in bondage, so they could remember how to find their way to freedom. At the time “The Drinking Gourd” was what we now call “The Big Dipper.” You can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris which is the North Star. Once you know where the North Star is located, you can always travel North to FREEDOM!!!