Thursday, April 7, 2011
In E.L.A we are reading a book called Underground To Canada. This book is about slavery and slavery was very cruel back in the 1800's . The slaves would have to go out in a field and pick 100 pound of cotton, they would have to do this for about 18 hours a day. If the slaves stop working they would be beaten or whipped by the overseers. All this slaves tried to escape at night and try to find the Underground To Canada. The slaves followed the North Star to find Underground To Canada. The slaves were so excited to find Canada is because you wouldn't be whipped or beaten by anyone. If the slaves got caught you they would probably be beaten or whipped, sometimes the White men would break the slaves ankles so their couldn't go any where.