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170 resources with the keyterm underground railroad

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The Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the Underground Railroad routes. In this map skills and Civil War lesson, students use map and globe reading vocabulary and skills to track the routes the slaves followed from the Bahamas to the United States and from...
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WEEK TWO

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research in books and on the Internet on the Underground Railroad. They work on a constructivist project to promote both group collaboration and individual creativity. Students are given an authentic task: to create a museum...
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INTRODUCTION AND WEEK ONE

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders use a variety of resources to research and compile information on the Underground Railroad. They work in small groups and individually, to discuss and exchange ideas as they construct the exhibit that they display in...
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The Lott House - a History Mystery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read a newspaper article about the historic Lott House in Marine Park, Brooklyn. They study the history of slavery in New York and uncover the secrets of a historic Brooklyn farmhouse that kept slaves and later protected them...
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Harriet Tubman: Recognizing the Human Agency

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the contributions of Harriet Tubman to the history of Canada. They read a handout, complete a handout in small groups, and write a speech evaluating how Harriet Tubman changed history.
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The Underground Railroad in the I and M Canal Area

For Teachers 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.
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Mapping the Many Underground Railroads

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars plot the migration route of one of the runaway slaves named in a narrative and add it to a map of the United States in 1850. This is an excellent lesson on the Underground Railroad!
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Civil War: Women

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine the role of women during the Civil War investigating their roles as spies, soldiers, and nurses.
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Forward To The Great Escape

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Young scholars read a primary source document from Documenting the American South and examine a painting by Jacob Lawrence to illustrate the conditions of the underground railroad They create a painting and a narrative related to the...
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I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders "walk a mile" in a person's shoes who had a role in the Underground Railroad and examine the risks and complications of the Underground Railroad.
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Antebellum Revivalism and Reform

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A gold mine for American history teachers, this presentation cascades through the middle of the 19th century with the central themes of moral and social reform. Between the blossoming Mormon church, the tightening of the Temperance...
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The Quilting Connection....a Teaching Unit on Slavery, the Underground Railroad And Quilting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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...
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Meet the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners research and learn about the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad lesson plan, students take 2 weeks to research an individual, complete journal writings, read passages in small groups, list major events, and more.
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Harriet Tubman Integrated Unit: Lesson 3

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners explore African spirituals. In this slavery lesson, students listen to and analyze the spiritual song "Wade in the Water" line by line. Learners share their interpretations with their classmates.
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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine Harriet Tubman's contribution to the Underground Railroad. They read and discuss an excerpt from the book "The Tamarack Tree," listen to the CD for the book "Follow the Drinking Gourd," and write a journal response from...
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Underground Railroad and Slaver

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students review the topic of slavery in the 1860's and how it was a key issue during the Civil War. They discuss significant people involved with slavery including Harriet Tubman and the challenges they faced. They read various texts...
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The Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders participate in a literature circle after reading a book about the Underground Railroad. They discuss their selected book with their literature circle group, and complete a handout about their role in the circle. Students...
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Underground Railroad Role Play

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students experience what the Underground Railroad was really like by role-playing as escaping slaves. They must travel to the North Star until they cross an imaginary line into Canada.
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Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use internet cites to explore the Underground Railroad. They also learn the importance of the Emancipation Proclamation. Focus questions are included.
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Follow the Drinking Gourd

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students create an art project based on "Follow the Drinking Gourd," a song used to guide slaves to freedom during the Civil War. They read a picture book to learn the story of how Harriet Tubman and Peg Leg Joe led slaves to freedom.
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Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read about Harriet Tubman and develop vocabulary lists.  In this Underground Railroad lesson, 4th graders find similarities and differences in primary and secondary sources, create a timeline and recognize important people...
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Train to Freedom

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students discover the Underground Railroad and how it succeeded.  In this slavery lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation about Harriet Tubman and her contributions to the end of slavery.  Students discuss what may have happened...
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Diverse Voices - African American Ventures

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research African American history and the Underground Railroad. In this African American history lesson, students discuss the Drinking Gourd. Students read 'If You Traveled the Underground Railroad' and discuss. Students work in...
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Midnight Train To Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research, discuss and study about the Underground Railroad and examine the risks associated with escaping slavery by reading the article "North Toward Home." They create a museum book to accompany a teacher-created exhibit on...