Underground Railroad Teacher Resources
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Whispers of Angels: Buffalo and the Underground Railroad
6th - 12th
What role did Buffalo, New York play in the Underground Railroad? Young historians investigate the Underground Railroad ties to Buffalo and western New York. They create a web site or multimedia presentation based on the research. If...
Underground Railroad- People Get Ready...There's a Train a Comin'
3rd - 5th
Students learn about the Underground Railroad. In this Civil War and slavery lesson, students discuss how successful slaves would be moving around at night, learn the secret vocabulary used for escape routes and review background about...
The Underground Railroad as an Act of Civil Disobedience
9th - 12th
High schoolers write an essay from rough draft to final copy about the Underground Railroad. Civil disobedience is researched from a variety of sources. There is a prewriting exercise that is included in the lesson. The whole writing...
Drawing Conclusions - Is This a Map of the Underground Railroad?
7th - Higher Ed
Learners complete activities to study potential maps of the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad lesson, students watch a video about map collector Anne Zorela's Underground Railroad map. Learners complete a graphic...