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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Realism in Music, The Underground Railroad
Students complete a unit of 9 lessons to learn about realism in music during the time of the Underground Railroad. In this music realism lesson, students learn about coded lyrics in the slave songs. Students complete 9 lessons using...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Underground Railroad: Three Perspectives
Young scholars 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'
Students 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 about...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Underground Railroad and Slaver
Young scholars 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...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History