What happened today?

February 9th
February 9, 2009, 9:13 pm
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We spent the day learning about slavery and the Underground Railroad We read actual accounts from a book written by a slave about the food they had, the clothes they wore and how they were treated. We then used the SMART Board to look up lots of maps of the Under Ground Railroad to see which routed they took. After doing that research we created our own escape plan! We looked up the states we would be traveling through, what time of the year our group wanted to escape, the mode of transportation they would use, disguises and code words. We also calculated how many miles they traveled and tried to figure about how long it would take to get there. Unfortunately we waited a long time for our field trip and they had to cancel it, but hopefully we will be able to do this soon! We did take our spelling tests from Friday and we do not have words for this week. We also looked at a non-fiction book and discussed the features the author used. Many finished their memoirs. The Alford’s Articles was sent home, but there is no News in a Nutshell this week.


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