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232 resources with the concept fugitive slaves

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Slavery and the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study slavery escape routes of the Underground Railroad on maps, read an account of an escape and then write narrative essays about a fictional slave's escape.
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Diverse Voices - African American Ventures

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars research African American history and the Underground Railroad. In this African American history lesson, students discuss the Drinking Gourd. Young scholars read 'If You Traveled the Underground Railroad' and discuss....
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Underground Railroad-Coded Messages

For Students 4th - 5th
In this worksheet on The Underground Railroad, students are instructed to "use the code word and phrases sheet" in order to decode a set of 10 messages. Word and phrases sheet not included on this worksheet.
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Underground Railroad Code Words and Phrases

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Underground Railroad worksheet, students read a list of code words and phrases used during the time of the Underground Railroad, 26 total.
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Midnight Train To Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research, discuss and study about the Underground Railroad and examine the risks associated with escaping slavery by reading the article "North Toward Home." They create a museum book to accompany a teacher-created exhibit on...
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American Quilts

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are introduced to new vocabulary associated with slavery and the Underground Railroad. In groups, they use the vocabulary to identify the various ranges of freedom and create their own vocabulary webs. To end the activity,...
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Underground Railroad Research Report

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete a research paper on the Underground Railroad. They use internet and traditional resources to gather information from a list provided by the instructor. They use their information to write their paper. Students...
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A Slave's Choice

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify forms of punishment and torture methods of slaves and explain reasons behind them by viewing various pictures. They research and read more about primary slavery more in depth, including pictures and narratives. ...
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Following the North Star

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners give examples of the impacts of science and technology on the migration and settlement patterns of various groups. They draw stars explaining how the North Star was used to give directions on the Underground Railroad.
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Finding Your Way: The Underground Railroad

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students describe the difficulties faced when tying to escape using the underground railroad. Participating in an online simulation, students attempt to escape using the underground railroad. They view maps of the routes taken by the...
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Quilting: The Story of the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore quilting. They read and discuss the book, Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. They research African American quilting traditions on the Internet and name three common qualities in quilts. They create a quilt block...
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Choose Your Own Adventure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate the historical underground railroad. They also access technology to conduct research and write stories with the railroad as part of the historical fiction. The cumulative assessment is the creation of a book that...
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Simulated Underground Railroad Experience

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders participate in a simulation activity that culminates their study of the Underground Railroad. They climb on obstacles while bells rings and older students act as conductors. They work in a darkened area with only one light...
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Spirituals

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the significance in the Negro spirituals concerning the Underground Railroad. They explore the cultural, geographical, historical, physical, and Psychological aspects involved in the Underground Railroad
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Historical Puppet Play

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders analyze the book Train to Midnight, based on the Underground Railroad. They compose and perform a puppet play based on the book. Students perform and videotape their puppet plays.
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The Underground Railroad: Webquest

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders complete a WebQuest to enhance their lessons on the historical significance of the Underground Railroad. They identify the key historical figures involved in the Underground Railroad. They then use proper grammar and form...
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Underground Railroad

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the underground railroad and create a journal as if you were either a slave running away or the "railroad operator". They then draw a map detailing the escape routes and stops of African-American slaves on the...
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Underground Travelers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students are introduced to new vocabulary associated with the Underground Railroad. Using primary sources, they evaluate the railroad's impact on society in the past and today. They also make a judgment about the morality of the railroad...
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Slavery and the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the experiences of the slaves on the Underground Railroad. They analyze maps depicting slaves' routes, calculate the mileage travelled, and write an essay and create an illustration about the Underground Railroad.
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Monument To The Underground Railroad

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the history of The Underground Railroad. They then create a representation of a monument for the railroad. The project is creative and should reflect the timing of the unit of study.
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Enslaved and Running

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students use runaway slave advertisements to discover how the language varies from the 18th to 21st century. Using primary source documents, they research the brutality of slavery and the desire of those in slavery to be free. They...
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The Underground Railroad

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use vocabulary related to the Underground Railroad. They identify key facts related to the Underground Railroad, evaluate their personal responses to the Underground Railroad and make a judgment about the morality of the...
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Wisconsin's Role in the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine Wisconsin's role in the Underground Railroad. They read primary and secondary source documents, answer questions, analyze maps, and listen to a story involving the Wisconsin Underground Railroad.
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Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students research and discuss the use of the Underground Railroad by fugitive slaves. They debate the actions of abolitionists and slave owners according to the laws of the time, create drawings and write narratives.