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Follow the Drinking Gourd

by Mary Ann Kelley

Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter

Great children's story about the Underground Railroad.

Author: Jeanette Winter

Website for Jeanette Winter

Other books by Jeanette Winter

The author is also the illustrator.

Topics from the book:

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Online Units and Resources for Follow the Drinking Gourd

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Teachers' Guide to Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Civil War Unit
From the Learning On An Underground Railroad and Follow the Drinking Gourd songs (Grades 4-6)

Follow the Drinking Gourd Classroom Guide
Created as an on-site for the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium. (Grades 1-3)

Underground Railroad--People Get Ready...There's a Train a Comin'

Civil War Unit: The Underground Railroad
(Grade 4)

Explanation of "Follow the Drinking Gourd"
From Nasa Quest. The song and its translation. (Grades K-3)

Why are we featuring this book?

Follow the Drinking Gourd is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Follow the Drinking Gourd. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.

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