Traveling Along the Indiana Underground Railroad
Students develop a deeper understanding of the role that Indiana played in the Underground Railroad while exploring Indiana Geography.
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Step into the Painting: Social Studies, Literature, and Art
Travel back in American history to the era of slavery and abolition. After reading about the Underground Railroad, young historians examine a painting depicting the event, and write a narrative from the point of view of a person in the...
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
The Underground Railroad and The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
Learners discover racism and slavery by completing a role playing activity. In this U.S. history lesson plan, students analyze documents from the Civil War era and describe the Fugitive Slave Law. Learners view a video on YouTube about...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Drawing Conclusions - Is This a Map of the Underground Railroad?
Students complete activities to study potential maps of the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad activity, students watch a video about map collector Anne Zorela's Underground Railroad map. Students complete a graphic...
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Underground Railroad (Grade 8)
Eighth graders experience what it was like to flee from slavery on the Underground Railroad. They improve their understanding of the history of slavery in the US and become familiar with some of the people who fought to end slavery in...
8th Social Studies & History