Tell the Story

The last part of the Underground Railroad interactive prompts individuals to create their own slave narrative based on five writing prompts. Using the previous parts of the interactive as their basis for creating the answers, young historians print their stories to share with the class.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Reserve time in the computer lab for each learner to respond to the questions independently
Classroom Considerations

  • Set specific expectations for responding to each question, like writing a specific number of sentences or using vocabulary presented throughout the interactive
Pros

  • Allows learners to think about the each part of the activity as a whole, and think about themselves as a slave escaping from slavery
  • Comes with interviews with ex-slaves that can serve as models for writing
Cons

  • None