Computer Station – Four Days
1. Read background information about the Underground Railroad while participating in your own Choose Your Own Adventure at this website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/j1.html
Write a diary entry (100 word minimum) pretending you actually took this voyage. What kinds of emotions would you feel? What motivated you to make the choices you did? How did you feel when you made it to safety or when you were captured?
2. Read the study guide and answer the following:
At least three questions from the Discussion and Activities section, and the three questions from the map section.
3. Follow this simulation and compare the lives of two different slaves. How were they different? How were they the same? Why did each try to escape? http://ssad.bowdoin.edu:9780/projects/flighttofreedom/intro.shtml
You will be graded with the following rubric:
Identifies important information
Student lists all the main points of the article without having the article in front of him/her.
The student lists all the main points, but uses the article for reference.
The student lists all but one of the main points, using the article for reference. S/he does not highlight any unimportant points.
The student cannot important information with accuracy.
Student recalls several details for each main point without referring to the article.
Student recalls several details for each main point, but needs to refer to the article, occasionally.
Student is able to locate most of the details when looking at the article.
Student cannot locate details with accuracy.
Student accurately locates at least 5 opinions in the article and gives a clear explanation of why these are opinions, rather than facts.
Student accurately locates at least 4 opinions in the article and gives a reasonable explanation of why these are opinions, rather than facts.
Student accurately locates at least 4 opinions in the article. Explanation is weak.
Student has difficulty locating opinions in an article.
Student uses only 1-3 sentences to describe clearly what the article is about.
Student uses several sentences to accurately describe what the article is about.
Student summarizes most of the article accurately, but has some slight misunderstanding.
Student has great difficulty summarizing the article.