Use this activity during Black History Month or any other time during the year. "Follow the Drinking Gourd" is a song that will extend classroom teaching into the music classroom.
Talk about codes, secret messages, danger, heroes, courage, and bravery. Use these activities to address the serious subjects of social justice, equality, and to encourage respect for others.
Encourage students to listen and analyze the song and story behind this song about the Underground Railroad. Suggestions for dramatizing.