The intended age group for this book is primary intermediate. Their 9yearold son, little jeff, is about tommys age. The story of a group of slaves escape on the underground railroad by following directions from the song follow the drinking gourd. These directions then enabled fleeing slaves to make their way north from mobile, alabama to the ohio river and freedom. This dvd tells the story of runaway slaves who journey north along the underground railroad by following directions in the song the drinking gourd. For the old man is awaiting for to carry you to freedom if you follow the drinking gourd where the great big river meets the little river, follow the drinking gourd. Jeanette winter is the authorillustrator of numerous books for children that include biographical fiction, retellings of folktales, and stories from many cultures. S11e06 reading rainbow follow the drinking gourd youtube. Read the first seven chapters for free in this extended book teaser that includes a letter from amy christine parker. Follow the drinking gourd sheet music download free in. He would help the slave owner around the plantation but then at night he would teach the slaves who worked on the plantation a song that would lead them to freedom. The paperback edition of this story is item 820537, available separately contents. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading follow the drinking gourd. The story goes that a onelegged sailor named peg leg joe traveled from farm to farm working as a handyman during th e day and teaching slaves a folk song in the evenings.
This book is about slavery, and the underground railroad. Read the book follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter. Buy this book before the civil war, peg leg joe traveled from one plantation to. Clip from 1992 video animation told by morgan freeman. They are following the drinking gourd, a constellation in the northern sky that points. Follow the drinking gourd curled up with a good kids book. Follow the drinking gourd jeanette winter, author alfred a. Follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter this book was inspired by a simple folk so ng sung by slaves during the early years of slavery. Follow the drinking gourd smithsonians history explorer. Follow the drinking gourd sheet music download free in pdf. Follow the drinking gourd is a book about historical fiction, written and illustrated by jeanette winter. Follow the drinking gourd storybook by jeanette winter duration. The river bed makes a mighty fine road, dead trees to show you the way and its left foot, peg foot, traveling on follow the drinking gourd.
The drinking gourd song was supposedly used by an underground railroad operative to encode escape instructions and a map. Peg leg joe is presented as a resolute underground railroad conductor, posing as an itinerant carpenter. Follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter alibris. The slaves would sing this in hope that the drinking gourd or the big dipper would lead them to the land of the free. Follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter fictiondb. In this lesson, students use clues from the text to create their own images and imagine how characters are thinking and feeling. Joe had a plan, working for the master by day, and teaching slaves the drinking gourd song. Reading to kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success. From them, tommy learns his own father is a conductor on the underground railroad, a person who helps runaway slaves escape to freedom. Follow the drinking gourd, text and illustrations by. Music by taj mahal, illustrated by yvonne buchanan. Jeanette winter has 65 books on goodreads with 31927 ratings. Have students study the faces of the runaway slaves as illustrated in the book.
Tommy learns that his father has hidden the family in the barn until he can take them across the river at night. Watch the video for follow the drinking gourd by richie havens for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Follow the drinking gourd kindle edition by winter. Winters story begins with a pegleg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the underground railroad. The drinking gourd referred to the constellation known as the big dipper which guided them northward along waterways and mountain passes. Poem activity worksheet is suitable for 2nd 5th grade. Follow the drinking gourd discussion guide scholastic. Follow the drinking gourd was supposedly used by engineers in the underground railroad to direct slaves to freedom. Looking through the lenses of history this book has a lot of appeal, it brings to the for front the movement of the underground rail road and makes it into a story of a single family. The underground railroad meant freedom for many in the years before emancipation, and it had a map. The true story of follow the drinking gourd casandersdotnet.
Theres another river on the other side, follow the drinking gourd. Angela choberka and dee anne squire, teacher consultants, wasatch range writing project burning questions. While working for plantation owners, peg leg joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd the big dipper. The drinking gourd is another name for the big dipper asterism.
Reading excerpts from the book will graphically illustrate to the students how slaves traveled on slave ships, and provide accurate historical information on the issue of slavery in america. Winter s story begins with a pegleg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the underground railroad. We are actually currently singing this in choirthats why i transcribed this and uploaded it. Follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter, hardcover. In glowing paintings and simple text, winter tells the story of one brave family who followed the drinking gourd north to freedom. The american folksong follow the drinking gourd was first published in 1928. Post jobs, find pros, and collaborate commissionfree in our professional marketplace.
They read and analyze the book, follow the drinking gourd, compose their own secret song, complete an abraham lincoln crossword puzzle, and dramatize a historical. April 1981 edition entitled highlights of the civil war 18611865. Follow the drinking gourd sounded like a simple folk song sung by slaves, but it was really a map to freedomfor hidden in the lyrics were directions to the escape route known as the underground railroad. Print and download in pdf or midi follow the drinking gourd. Through reading and discussing a picture book in a group can students determine what forms of communication we use to share our ideas, how we choose which forms. Follow the drinking gourd contained coded instructions on how and when to escape, and directions for traveling to safe havens along the way. Editions of follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter. Follow the drinking gourd book authorstream presentation.
An old white sailor named peg leg joe wanted to help free the slaves. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Her books are not only interesting and exciting but are filled with a wealth of educational value. For those who wish to teach as well as entertain, follow the drinking gourd is a musthave. They are following the drinking gourd, a constellation in the northern sky that points the way to freedom.
There are questions about its authenticity, but if accurate, drinking. Buy a cheap copy of follow the drinking gourd book by jeanette winter. Follow the drinking gourd activities, word search and vocabulary worksheet printablesthis materials package for follow the drinking gourd, by jeanette winter includes resource printables in pdf form that allow teachers to explore this title in the classroom with their students in an easy, streamline. They never show the expressions of courage and determination that mark the faces of the white characters in this book. While working for plantation owners, peg leg joe teaches the slaves a. Follow the drinking gourd is a historical fiction book about slavery. Follow the drinking gourd paperback by jeanette winter a great story of following directions if you look at its simplest form. Follow the drinking gourd is an african american folk song first published in 1928. The title of this inspiring story is the title of an important folk song from a troubled part of our nations history. Everything you need for a complete literature study on follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter.
Celebrate black history month at the virginia living museum in newport news va with this popular planetarium program about the underground railroad and learn how. Follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter overdrive. Jeanette winters most popular book is the librarian of basra. Follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter scholastic. Fifth graders complete a short unit on slavery and the u. This book activity guide is designed to go with the book follow the drinking gourd, story and pictures by jeanette winter. He is best remembered for his intense, rhythmic guitar style often in open tunings, soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 woodstock festival. This engagingly illustrated picture book tells the story of peg leg joe. Follow the drinking gourd 6 ritter planetariumbrooks observatory. Author and illustrator jeanette winter is known for developing historical fiction picture books for younger audiences based on true people and places. Little jeff explains that he and his family must follow the drinking gourd, or the big dipper, in the night sky.
A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the songs directions. Follow the drinking gourd, text and illustrations by jeanette winter, new york. Feb 24, 2012 theres a new youtube music web player for desktop. Follow the drinking gourd picture book about how slaves used the north star and the big dipper drinking gourd constellation in the underground railroad by jeanette winter cobblestone a history magazine for young people. Folklore has it that slaves in the united states used it as a point of reference so they would not get lost. Follow the drinking gourd book activity guide from right down the middle with andrea on 16 pages this book activity guide is designed to go along with the book follow the drinking gourd, story and pictures by jeanette winter. An askeric lesson plan follow the drinking gourd, by jeanette winter educators guide to follow the drinking gourd optional 9 x 12 sheets of black construction paper white color crayon glue or glue stick star stickers pen lesson plan the entire lesson plan is available online at. Reading questions multiple choice and short answer. The story goes that a onelegged sailor named peg leg joe traveled from farm to farm working as a handyman during. Dragonfly books 1998 find this book in a library near you, using. Resisting claims of a coded message in the african american spiritual follow the drinking gourd.
Refer back to the book following the drinking gourd and the discussion about communication. Follow the drinking gourd kindle edition by winter, jeanette. This lesson is designed to establish the skill of visualizing for primary students, using the story follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter. She found the inspiration for follow the drinking gourd in slave narratives and a folksong. Follow the drinking gourd is aptly titled in that it presents a history of black. According to legend, the song was used by a conductor of the underground railroad, called peg leg joe, to guide some fugitive slaves. Follow the drinking gourdis part of the emmy awardwinning reading rainbow series hosted by levar burton. Copy as an entire packet, or copy pages individually. Juvenile fiction picture book fiction historical fiction. Get your team aligned with all the tools you need on one secure, reliable video platform. Books by jeanette winter author of the librarian of basra.83 601 551 883 108 1410 109 1566 1489 1127 530 244 130 1238 340 502 41 1619 24 752 384 948 1334 1306 10 295 223 1527 1314 937 149 268 217 865 172 1281 952 807 193 185 444 1312