Secret Codes of the Underground Railroad
Fifth graders examine several of the spirituals, songs, and play-party games, which were popular during the time period prior to the Civil War. They sing expressively and honor the meanings behind the lyrics.
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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
Underground Railroad- People Get Ready...There's a Train a Comin'
Young scholars learn about the Underground Railroad. In this Civil War and slavery lesson, students discuss how successful slaves would be moving around at night, learn the secret vocabulary used for escape routes and review background...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
The Underground Railroad
Students discuss how slaves fought against their situation and how did they escape. They discover what the Underground Railroad was and how it slaves used it to reach freedom. They then play a game focusing on the Underground Railroad in...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Underground Railroad and Slaver
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...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History