The Underground Railroad - Court Decisions
Students explore how the underground railroad impacted court decisions and legislation by Congress.
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The Quilting Connection....a Teaching Unit on Slavery, the Underground Railroad And Quilting
Students research the Internet, read designated books and selection, participate in discussions and write short reports while completing this series of lessons about slavery and the Underground Railroad. As a final project, they design a...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Get On Board: Underground Railroad
Eighth graders research the Underground Railroad. In this Civil Freedoms lesson, 8th graders view a documentary, research a historical person, and write a position paper. This is an 5 day lesson which includes differentiated instruction,...
8th Social Studies & History
Background to the Conflict:Pre-Civil War Days
With a complete overview of the events and factors that led to the Civil War, this presentation would provide a great way to review information discussed in class. The facts about the Civil War are laid out in an attractive and easy to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Underground Railroad
Learners 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
Landmarks of the Underground Railroad
Ninth graders explore the impact of the Underground Railroad. In this slavery lesson, 9th graders read about the Shadrach Minkins case and discuss the details of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Students consider how the Underground...
9th Social Studies & History
History in Literature - The House of Dies Drear
Hook your learners with a great project. They research the underground railroad and civil rights movement through literature, view the video The Underground Railroad: Escape from Slavery, and read the book House of Dies Drear in their...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing 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
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Students examine the work of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. For this Social Studies lesson, students use a true/false handout and worksheet to explore an Internet site about the Underground Railroad and its heroes. Students...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History