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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.

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Online Units and Resources for Follow the Drinking Gourd

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Quilt to Freedom
Students will gain understanding of a portion of African-American history. They will explore the concepts of slavery, respect, and giving time or talent to improve the lives of others. Grades K,1,2

Teachers' Guide to Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Civil War Unit
From the Learning Page.com. 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 Northern Stars Planetarium (Grades 1-3)

Underground Railroad--People Get Ready...There's a Train a Comin'
Students will recognize that philanthropy is a vital part of the African American History through the roles individuals played in the Underground Railroad. Grades 3,4,5

Discovering the Underground Railroad
Junior Ranger Activity Book from the National Parks Service

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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