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232 resources with the concept fugitive slaves

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Scrapbook of Freedom

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a scrapbook using personal narratives and samples of artifacts to connect to maps of geographical locations of the Underground Rail Road. they describe at least one of the feelings a child slave might have had...
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That's Not Fair!! Human Rights Violations during the 1800s

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the migration of African Americans into the Hoosier area. They develop a time line showing migration patterns in Indiana and explore reasons for African Americans to settle and/or travel through Indiana.
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The Underground Railroad

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore two different websites about the Underground Railroad. They make a graphic organizer to categorize the reasons a person might have for and against helping slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. They incorporate...
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Slavery

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete a short unit on slavery and the U.S. Civil War. They read and analyze the book, "Follow the Drinking Gourd," compose their own secret song, complete an Abraham Lincoln crossword puzzle, and dramatize a historical...
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Slavery and the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine a map of the Underground Railroad. They trace the slaves journeys and calculate the mileage. They write an essay about the risks and penalties one faced in escaping. They work together in groups to name characteristics...
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Secret Quilt Codes

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine how quilts helped people on the Underground Railroad. They listen to a story about Harriet Tubman, discuss quilt patterns, and create a class paper quilt.
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Harriet Tubman: Recognizing the Human Agency

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the contributions of Harriet Tubman to the history of Canada. They read a handout, complete a handout in small groups, and write a speech evaluating how Harriet Tubman changed history.
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Underground Railroad Role Play

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Young scholars 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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Spirituals

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders realize the significance in the Negro spirituals concerning the Underground Railroad. They choose a position, either for helping slaves or ignoring the slaves. They describe, in a paragraph, their position.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students read the novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and explain public attitudes towards slavery in 19th century America.
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Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use internet cites to explore the Underground Railroad. They also learn the importance of the Emancipation Proclamation. Focus questions are included.
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Mapping the Many Underground Railroads

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine the beginning and the end points of the enslaved person's journey to freedom, noting landmarks mentioned along the way such as cities, towns, rivers, mountains, and other geographic features.
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The Underground Railroad in the I and M Canal Area

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss provocative statements about the Underground Railroad and form opinions. They locate and read a selection on the Internet that either supports of discredits their written opinions. They then read a speech by John Hossack.
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Mapping the Many Underground Railroads

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students plot the migration route of one of the runaway slaves named in a narrative and add it to a map of the United States in 1850. This is an excellent instructional activity on the Underground Railroad!
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Runaway Journeys Migration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars use the Runaway Journeys site maps and image resources in rounding out their study of the slave migration. They access an excellent multi-media narrative imbedded in this plan.
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Seeking Liberty Lesson Plan: Runaways' Emigration Out of the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read the narrative, Runaway Journeys, and examine other countries' policies towards fugitive slaves from the U.S. They research the laws from various countries, and write a five-paragraph essay.
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Civil War: Women

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners examine the role of women during the Civil War investigating their roles as spies, soldiers, and nurses.
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The Underground Railroad (Grade 8)

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Fugitive from Labor Cases:

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the cases of Henry Garnett and Moses Honner, both of the 1850s. Students analyze the political climate building up to the Civil War through the lens of these similar cases with different outcomes.
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I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders "walk a mile" in a person's shoes who had a role in the Underground Railroad and examine the risks and complications of the Underground Railroad.
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Journey on the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students use Indiana and Michigan state road maps to trace a route to Canada from Madison, IN. with the many possible stops along the way. They make a picture book that depicts a runaway slave's journey on UCR.
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Slavery

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students trace the routes of escaping slaves on their journey north by calculating the mileage each one walked and define and use accurately the term Underground Railroad. They read The Drinking Gourd by Jeanetter Winter.
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Harriet Tubman

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify famous people and events of the Civil War era, identify hardships Tubman encountered by giving an explanation of what they would do in a similar situation, and explain in writing, 3 historical facts about Harriet Tubman.
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Quilts of the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders work as a class to create a quilt mapping a route on the underground railroad. Each student create one quilt block using quilt symbols to contribute to the quilt.