People in history are hard to teach first graders, but I believe this is the best lesson yet on people in history. Yesterday, I read a book about Harriet Tubman. We discussed her perserverance, bravery, and courage as she was a "conductor" of the Underground Railroad. Students wrote 3 facts about her. Today, I read Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter. Then, we made text to text connections. The students responded to this literature by using colored pencils and chalk on black paper. WOW! They were outstanding! When I asked the students about their drawings they were amazing and factual.