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I have the introduction, body and conclusion mapped out for my Harriet Tubman project. Want to see? Read on!

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Understanding Secondary Sources

Jasmine at laptop with Harriet Tubman onscreen

My introduction will recap my thesis statement: Throughout the 1850s, Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave, helped more than 60 slaves escape from plantations in Maryland so they could live freely in the North. Her leadership inspired other abolitionists and later Civil Rights activists. Her legacy was honored in 2016 by a United States Treasury decision to feature her on the $20 bill.

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The body of my project will talk about Harriet Tubman’s accomplishments on the Underground Railroad. In total, she made 19 trips into the South and escorted more than 300 slaves to freedom.

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Then my conclusion will sum up the points made in the body and will reinforce my thesis statement about Harriet Tubman’s lasting influence and importance. I will explain her influence on abolitionists like Frederick Douglass and on Civil Rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr.


So that’s how I am organizing my project. Now I need to decide which format to use to create my research project. Want to help me brainstorm?

Below are the five formats Mr. Lexington suggested we use. Write down one or two sentences about what my Harriet Tubman project might look like in each format. I’ll do the same, then we can share answers.