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Drawing Conclusions - Is This a Map of the Underground Railroad?
7th - Higher Ed
Students 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. Students complete a graphic...
The Quilting Connection....a Teaching Unit on Slavery, the Underground Railroad And Quilting
6th - 8th
Students research the Internet, read designated books and selection, participate in discussions and write short reports while completing this series of lessons about slavery and the Underground Railroad. As a final project, they design a...
Step into the Painting: Social Studies, Literature, and Art
5th - 7th
Travel back in American history to the era of slavery and abolition. After reading about the Underground Railroad, young historians examine a painting depicting the event, and write a narrative from the point of view of a person in the...
The Underground Railroad in the I and M Canal Area
6th - 12th
Students discuss provocative statements about the Underground Railroad and form opinions. They locate and read a selection on the Internet that either supports of discredits their written opinions. They then read a speech by John Hossack.
Images of Slavery and the Underground Railroad
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Pictures and photographs can help us foster greater connections and a deeper understanding of a historical time period. After closely analyzing several images that depict slavery and the Underground Railroad, your class will have the...
Literature for Lesson 2 - The UnderGround Railroad
3rd - 4th
Students examine the use of the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad lesson, students determine the meaning of the word slavery. They study the Underground Railroad through the use of literature and Internet websites. They...
Quilting Through the Civil War and Underground Railroad
5th - 6th
Students design a quilt. In this Civil War and Underground Railroad instructional activity, students discuss the Civil War and Underground Railroad. Students look at quilts from the Civil War and discover how they were used to help...