Guiding Questions: Harriet Tubman
This lesson is for Middle School and High School

  1. What was the Underground Railroad and how did it operate?
  2. Why was Harriet Tubman successful in helping slaves escape to the North?
  3. How should the accomplishments of Harriet Tubman be remembered?
Asian Amercians and Pacific Islanders
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month was established in 1990 to mark the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant to the United States on May 7, 1843, as well as the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The first Japanese national to set foot on American soil was a young fisherman named Manjiro who was to become influential in ending Japan’s centuries of isolation.
Guiding Questions: Native Americans. This lesson is for Middle School.


  1. What objects and practices do we associate with American Indian culture?
  2. How are American Indians represented in today's society?
  3. What are some actual customs and traditions of specific Native American groups?