Follow the Drinking Gourd Grades 6-8

Follow the Drinking Gourd Grades 6-8

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Big Dipper

Big Dipper

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In this lesson plan, students will learn how African Americans escaping slavery on the Underground Railroad relayed their knowledge of astronomy to one another, and how they used that knowledge to find their way to freedom. They will gain an understanding of how the sky looks in different parts of the world, how it changes over time, and how it can be used for navigation.