Today we did a short lesson on Juneteenth. This is the day we celebrate the end of slavery. Even though slavery was abolished with the emancipation proclamation on January 1, 1863, it wasn’t until June 19, 1865.
(This also can lead to interesting discussions about how much faster information and people travel now).
We watched a few short clips. The first was about Juneteenth. We watched the book Juneteenth for Mazie. Then had a short discussion
Next we watched Brain Pop’s clip on Slavery. And had another short discussion about what slavery is.
We followed that with Brain Pop’s clip about Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad.
We concluded our lesson with an activity about quilts and how they were possibly used to help slaves escape.