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185 resources with the concept the underground railroad

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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
Learners 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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Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils 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.
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Scrapbook of Freedom

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine what it was like for a child traveling in the Underground Railroad.
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There Were Many Paths to Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the Underground Railroad in the history of Pennsylvania.
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Hidden in Plain View: History Standard Two and the Underground

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create a quilt based on the Underground Railroad quilt code from the book Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad.
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The Underground Railroad and the I & M Canal in Illinois

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, in groups, discuss the Underground Railroad, then fill out a worksheet.
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Make an ABC Book of Slavery And the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students learn about a topic through research, drawing, and the production of a finished product
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The Underground Railroad

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders work in teams to play a game that is based on the Underground Railroad in Delaware.
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Traveling Along the Indiana Underground Railroad

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students develop a deeper understanding of the role that Indiana played in the Underground Railroad while exploring Indiana Geography.
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Silent Signals

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss the frustrations of navigating the Underground Railroad and list the symbols and signs used to communicate on the Underground Railroad.
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People and Places in Indiana's Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use an Indiana map to explain why Indiana's geographic location was important to its role in the UGR. They experience personal stories and feelings of the people involved in UGR through role-play and literature.
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Hidin' Out

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders draw three major Underground Railroad routes crossing Indiana on an outline map and include habitats and towns. They produce an oral history involving at least three natural habitats and one human habitat.
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Escape to Freedom

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students read 'They Called Her Moses," create a wanted poster for Tub man, compose a journal entry imagining they are William Still, and in groups, create a newspaper depicting the incident of the runaway slaves and events from the time...