Whoo-oo! Whoo-oo! For Safety
Students explore how railroads have evolved to be more safe over the years.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Teaching and Learning with The Polar Express
Use a series of extension activities to enhance your class reading of Chris Van Allsburg's holiday classic, The Polar Express. From a biography of the author to filmed book reviews and research about the railroad, kids can take their...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
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
A Trip on the Underground Railroad
Third graders examine the role of women and the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad instructional activity, 3rd graders research and discuss viewpoints on helping runaway slaves. Students discuss famous persons such as...
3rd Social Studies & History
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
Underground Railroad- People Get Ready...There's a Train a Comin'
Learners learn about the Underground Railroad. In this Civil War and slavery lesson plan, students discuss how successful slaves would be moving around at night, learn the secret vocabulary used for escape routes and review background...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Learners develop computer research skills while searching facts about Harriet Tubman. Students learn about ways in which Harriet Tubman's childhood influenced her future. Learners learn to use primary documents to learn about the...
3rd - 8th 21st Century Skills
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