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213 resources with the concept the underground railroad

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Freedom Is Coming: Songs of Freedom, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians examine song lyrics and slave narratives to uncover the realities of life for enslaved people. The six-lesson unit looks at the way enslaved people used music to provide hope, as well as to fight against oppression....
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The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Seven lessons examine the Reconstruction Era that followed the United States Civil War. The series of detailed lessons provide background information on the era, teaching strategies, videos, and primary source materials.
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Harriet Tubman and the End of Slavery

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Harriet Tubman saved hundreds from slavery through what was called the Underground Railroad. Teach learners about her amazing accomplishments through the article that uses effective direct instruction. After reading, scholars break into...
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Asking Questions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine a painting that depicts a scene from the Underground Railroad. They discuss the painting and write journal entries and poems in response to the painting's themes and their impressions.
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Reading Rainbow - Follow the Drinking Gourd

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In my book, the amazing series of Reading Rainbow videos are one of the greatest series of educational videos ever produced. One of the many great things about these videos, is that they can serve as a springboard to learning about a...
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Underground Railroad PowerPoint

For Teachers 4th - 6th
A very interesting presentation on the Underground Railroad used by slaves who were seeking freedom. Learners consider photographs of safe houses, devices used to hide from capture, maps of routes used, and pictures of white people who...
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Slavery Bound or Underground

For Teachers 11th
Examine the role of slaves,, slave owners, and abolitionists during the Civil War with a study of the history of the Underground Railroad. Through the many links learners research the people involved and the heroes of the movement....
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The Life of Harriet Tubman

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
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...
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Unlocking Lyrics

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Writers use details to infer meaning beyond the surface level of their stories. In this richly detailed plan, the lyrics of spirituals are used to show class members how to recognize these inferences and to recognize the messages...
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Time of Slavery

For Teachers 5th
Young historians learn about abolitionists, The Civil War, Frederick Douglas, and so many more details about slavery in this highly engaging presentation. Teachers could use this as a whole class review and discussion tool.
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The Underground Railroad and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Escaping Enslaved people attempting to escape didn't need a ticket to ride on the Underground Railroad. Here is a packet of primary sources that reveal the kind of courage and determination they did need to face the challenges to gain...
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Beloved by Toni Morrison

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Any classroom study of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved requires careful planning and scaffolding. A primary source set that includes a video, illustrations, photos of artifacts, and a broadside of the Fugitive Slave...
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Harriet Tubman: Secret Messages Through Song

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson plan all about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad introduces scholars to African American spirituals. By way of reading, speaking, and listening, learners discover, analyze, and decode African American spirituals. They...
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Harriet Tubman: An Informative and Impressionistic Look

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Informational text and impressionistic art lead a lesson about Harriet Tubman. Working in teams, scholars examine a variety of resources. They analyze, compare, and contrast the work.  Using their research findings, pupils create an...
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Harriet Tubman: Retelling History Through Dance and Drama

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars listen to several pieces of music in preparation for a discussion about how instruments and lyrics convey emotions. With Harriet Tubman as the focus, small groups create an original song or dance. A reflection piece concludes...
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Lesson 4: Escape

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Some enslaved people decided to run for their liberation. Using lyrics of songs they sang, young historians look at these anthems of freedom. An assessment asks them to write the story of escape from the perspective of an enslaved person. 
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Defining Freedom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the Confederate states. The Thirteenth Amendment banned slavery in the United States. However, neither document defined freedom. The second lesson in the Reconstruction Era series examines...
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Retelling Henry's Freedom Box

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine is the focus of a lesson that sheds light on a child's experience as a slave. Following a preview of the book, scholars begin a KWL chart and discuss their...
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Louisa May Alcott | The Civil War

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Louisa May Alcott longed to fight in the Civil War to end the scourge of slavery, but like most nineteenth-century women, was relegated to the ranks of wartime nurses and seamstresses. Learners watch a short dramatization of Alcott's...
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The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Escaping slavery only to return and escape again is quite a heroic act. The life of Harriet Tubman launches scholars into a world of courage, fear, and freedom. Using video clips and questions, young historians uncover the story of the...
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Better Attitudes and Skills in Children

For Teachers K - 3rd
Little kids often have very big feelings, and need help expressing them. A set of social emotional lessons provide tangible ways for young elementary learners to visualize their emotions, focus on clear communication, and channel their...
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Freedom Crossword Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 6th
Individuals tackle a crossword puzzle that tests their knowledge of key documents and individuals associated with the Civil War era.
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Harriet Tubman

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners participate in a fun reader's theater activity to discover the great lengths that Harriet Tubman took in her work with the Underground Railroad and as a spy in the Union army during the Civil War. 
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Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Bravery

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
How does Harriet Tubman embody the characteristics of a hero? Young historians analyze primary sources and read excerpts from Harriet Tubman's biography to identify her character traits.