Being Inspired by the Story of Harriet Tubman
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: Actress and author Glynis Brooks explains how the life of Harriet Tubman inspired her to write a play about her life and continues to inspire her today.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: DUS History-193**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Have students identify a person who’s story inspires them and explain why.
  • Have students identify and describe a situation in which they/someone else had to persevere and were ultimately successful.


    *Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

    **The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.