Underground Railroad Role Play
Students experience what the Underground Railroad was really like by role-playing as escaping slaves. They must travel to the North Star until they cross an imaginary line into Canada.
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The Life of Harriet Tubman
A well-designed lesson teaches about the history of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and the issues of civil liberties. Young historians watch a video, access Internet resources, and engage in cooperative activities which should...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History
A Trip on the Underground Railroad
Third graders examine the role of women and the Underground Railroad. For this Underground Railroad lesson, 3rd graders research and discuss viewpoints on helping runaway slaves. Students discuss famous persons such as Harriet Tubman,...
3rd Social Studies & History
Making the Connection With Quilts
Fourth graders engage in a lesson which integrates the study of the Underground Railroad in Indiana with a Language Arts unit on quilts. They write a book report on one of the quilt books read in class and design a quilt block for the...
4th Social Studies & History
Decision Making: Who Was Right?
Help your class explore the question "Is it ever right to disobey a law?" With a strong base of knowledge about the Civil War, anti-slavery movement, and Underground Railroad, your class explores civil disobedience in Marshall, Michigan...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
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