Escape to Freedom
Students read 'They Called Her Moses," create a wanted poster for Tub man, compose a journal entry imagining they are William Still, and in groups, create a newspaper depicting the incident of the runaway slaves and events from the time period.
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“Stealing a Little Freedom”: Slave Runaways in North Carolina
As part of a study of slavery during the US colonial period, class members investigate the reasons those enslaved chose to run away, the risks inherent in escaping, and methods used to recapture runaways.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Immigration: Why Come to the United States?
Don't limit your curriculum to texts! Young historians listen to a song, read an interview, and examine a cartoon as they explore motivations for immigrating to the US in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reaching Safety: Heroes for the Cause
The journey to escape slavery continues as the slave narrates his exhibition to freedom. He describes how people known as conductors, brakemen, and agents helped him to get from point to point, crossing rivers and reaching safety....
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History