The Magic Sash: Episode 5


When the sash is torn, Lotty and Isaiah are sent barreling forward in time to 1898, where they meet the heroic Harriet Tubman. Can Florence help them get back home safely, or will the sash send them flying to another time?

Host: Aly Raisman

Lesson Plan

Developed by the National Park Service
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Download the lesson plan for this episode of The Magic Sash to dive into the themes of this episode. There are six pages.

Guiding Questions: How do our life experiences shape our opinions and decisions? What actions do we take based on these experiences?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will identify and summarize the significance of Harriet Tubman in the history of the abolition of slavery, the Underground Railroad, and her work as a women's rights and voting activist.

  2. Students will compare and contrast the experiences of women of color supporting women's rights and suffrage with those of white women.

  3. Students will create a design for a new U.S. $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman and explain their choices for imagery and text used in their design.

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About the Podcast

Lotty - Katelyn Joseph
Isaiah - David Dotson
Harriet Tubman - Aaliyah Habeeb
Florence - Jennifer Roszell
Susan B. Anthony - Susan Riley Stevens
Frederick Douglass - Postell Pringle
Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Amy Hutchins

The Magic Sash is a production of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the National Park Service, TRAX from PRX, and Gen-Z Media. The podcast was envisioned by WSCC Executive Director Anna Laymon with support from Kelsey Millay. Executive Producers: Genevieve Sponsler (TRAX from PRX) and Ben Strouse (Gen-Z Media). Creators: Benjamin Strouse, David Kreizman and Chris Tarry. Writers: Sandy Rustin and David Kreizman. Music: Peter Kiesewalter. Additional Music: Chris Tarry and Jennifer Rowekamp. Sound design and music editing: Chris Tarry and Darian Newsome. Production Director: Michelle Tattenbaum.

Original Air Date: September 2, 2020

Last updated: September 2, 2020


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