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Quilts of the Underground Railroad
Fifth graders work as a class to create a quilt mapping a route on the underground railroad. Each student create one quilt block using quilt symbols to contribute to the quilt.
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Voyage to Freedom - What Does It Mean?
Fifth graders investigate the Underground Railroad by creating a quilt. In this U.S. History instructional activity, 5th graders discuss the history of slavery through a class "word splash" and by reading an Underground Railroad map...
5th Social Studies & History
The Underground Railroad: A Journey to Freedom
Here is a nice collection of worksheets, lesson plans, and activity ideas for approaching the Underground Railroad with your students. It includes 10 days/5 lessons worth of materials, including a play script, fill-in-the-blank...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Look for Patterns: Quilts in Two Faith Ringgold Stories
Author Faith Ringgold uses quilts to illustrate her books Tar Beach and Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad. In this integrated trio of activities, young scholars read stories, identify and create patterns, and design quilt squares of...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
The Underground Railroad: Three Perspectives
Students use the map of The Underground Railroad on the slaveryinamerica.org web site and assume the role(s) of three different participants in the Underground Railroad: a runaway slave, a slave catcher, and an Underground Railroad...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History