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Activity Overview


A theme is a central idea, subject, or message in a story. Many stories have more than one important theme. For this activity, students will identify and illustrate 1 of the themes in Underground to Canada. To differentiate or add a challenge, teachers might ask students to identify more themes, or illustrate several examples of the single theme.

Examples of Themes in Underground to Canada

Perseverance

No matter what hardships she had to endure, Julilly did not give up hope that she would make it to Canada, and perhaps even be reunited with her mother.

Cruelty

Slavery is cruel. At a very young age, Julilly witnesses acts of cruelty towards those that she cares about.

Bravery

By making the decision to escape, Julilly displays a great deal of bravery. This bravery is evident throughout her entire journey.


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a storyboard that identifies one recurring theme in Underground to Canada. Illustrate an instance of that theme and write a short description.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify the theme from Underground to Canada you wish to include and write it in the heading.
  3. Create an image for an example that represents this theme using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short description.
  5. Save and exit when you're finished.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/8/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text

Rubric

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Themes
Create a storyboard that identifies recurring themes in the story. Illustrate instances of each and write a short description that explains the example's significance.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Identify Theme(s)
All themes are correctly identified as important recurring topics or messages in the story.
Some themes are correctly identified, but others are missing or do not make sense with the story.
No themes are correctly identified.
Examples
All examples support the identified themes. Descriptions clearly say why examples are significant.
Most examples fit the identified themes. Descriptions say why examples are significant.
Most examples do not fit the identified themes. Descriptions are unclear.
Depiction
Storyboard cells clearly show connection with the themes and help with understanding.
Most storyboard cells help to show the themes, but some storyboard cells are difficult to understand.
Storyboard cells do not help in understanding the themes.





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