Teach PA History
There Were Many Paths to Freedom

Students could do an activity based upon the coded songs that comforted slaves in captivity and helped them make their way to freedom. The teacher could play several of these songs such as "Steal Away," "Following the Drinking Gourd," "Wade in the Water," and "Go Down Moses." The students would need to have the lyrics in front of them so the teacher could guide them to an interpretation of these songs in the context of the times.

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