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 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
The Underground Railroad: A Journey to Freedom
Here is a nice collection of worksheets, lesson plans, and activity ideas for approaching the Underground Railroad with your students. It includes 10 days/5 lessons worth of materials, including a play script, fill-in-the-blank...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Underground Railroad
Students 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 in Erie County, Pennsylvania
Students navigate the web to access information about the Underground Railroad in Erie, Pa. In this Underground Railroad lesson, students discuss Hamilton Waters and Harry T. Burleigh. Students use primary sources and negro spirituals...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Riding the Underground Railroad
Students investigate the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad lesson, students participate in a role play of by acting out a part from a biography card. They travel the Underground Railroad using designated places in the...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History