Underground is a historical drama TV series produced by John
Legend which ran for 2 seasons between 2016 and 2017. It featured
Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett-Belt as the main characters Noah
and Rosalee. Noah is a slave on the Macon plantation, Georgia, and
Rosalee is a house slave.
Underground, by Joe Pokaski and Misha Green, 2017.
Group 2: “Go up, Moses”
The breathtaking courage of Harriet Tubman - Janell Hobson
Harriet Tubman was nicknamed “the Moses of her People”. Herself
a fugitive, she helped more than 300 slaves, leading them generally
through Delaware to Wilmington and Philadelphia. She embodies the
“Any mind that is capable
of a real sorrow is
capable of good.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe
This quote was taken from Uncle Tom’s Cabin, probably the most
popular novel of the time. Coming from a free state, she was shocked by the
inhumanity of slave auctions, which separated families. Her novel grasped
the experience of slaves and served the cause of the Abolitionists.
split / divided (adj.)
burning issue (n.)
spokesman / spokeswoman /
aid / support (v.)
champion a cause / defend (v.)
make a difference (v.)
stand up for / against (v.)
talk someone into + V‑ing / convince (v.)
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You are in charge of one picture and one video.
Look at the picture and make some guesses about
the content of the video.
Watch the video and take notes on important
elements. Be ready to present it.
►Workbook p. 94
How did they commit to the abolitionist cause?
Useful vocabulary: What strikes me in the video is…
What I find particularly amazing is…
Needless to say that...
Let's talk this out!
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Share your findings with your classmates
and learn about the other videos.
What is the common point between the historical or
fictional characters on this double page? Justify.
Imagine their motivations and their feelings.
Would you have done the same in similar
Useful vocabulary: They must have felt…
They must have believed that…
In their place, I probably would have + V-en...
I probably wouldn’t have + V-en...
→ If : une hypothèse, une éventualité
Ex : – If I feel better, I will go to the library.
– If I felt better, I would go to the library.
→ Whether : deux possibilités
Ex : I’m wondering whether I should write him
Ici if est possible mais moins probable.
→ Suggestion (Et si…) : How about / What about
→ Insistance du oui (Si !) : Yes + tag (Yes he did!)
→ Tellement : So + adj + V
Stand up / sit down
Make five sentences about the video you studied
without naming it.
Share them with students who studied the other
videos. Then, give them to the teacher.
Sentences will be read. You have to stand up when
they correspond to your document.
Over to you!
Act up a dialogue
Let’s use what you have learnt in !
Your neighbour is a slaveholder. Without revealing your secret
activities as a station master, you have tried to convince him that he should free his slaves.
During a secret meeting with other activists, you tell them about the discussion you had with him.
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