This is a power point of the song "Follow the Drinking Gourd". Included in the ppt is the lyrics, music and history of this African American spiritual.


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Music Slavery Underground Railroad



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-11-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is an informative PowerPoint slide show that uses music to further student understanding of the Underground Railroad . The slides are well organized and engaging beginning with objectives and vocabulary and integrating the history and the song lyrics throughout in order for students to see the role that music played during the time period. The presentation could be used in a music class or in a US History class during a unit on slavery.

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