Escape! The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad. The second part in the journey explores how slaves used the lay of the land and the North Star to escape slavery.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson and have class members explore this part of the interactive at home, ready to respond to the writing worksheet the next day in class
  • Use during Black History Month
Classroom Considerations

  • Click the video icon in the scene to explore what exactly the Underground Railroad was
  • The second section of the five-part interactive resource
Pros

  • The entire resource comes with a teacher guide, writing worksheet, primary source images, audio clips, and a narrative of escaping slavery from the slave's point of view
  • Comes with an extension activity that allows individuals to write a letter to a stationmaster using secret language known only to the Underground Railroad
Cons

  • None