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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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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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Underground Railroad/Quilts

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the Underground Railroad communication system.  In this cross curriculum fine arts and United States history Civil War lesson, students view several websites that feature quilts constructed by slaves during the...
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Underground Railroad Mini-Unit

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students watch a film about slavery. Students view a PowerPoint about the Underground Railroad and use various resources to make a timeline for the topic. Students research a historical figure from the Underground Railroad era and give a...
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Whispers of Angels: Buffalo and the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What role did Buffalo, New York play in the Underground Railroad? Young historians investigate the Underground Railroad ties to Buffalo and western New York. They create a web site or multimedia presentation based on the research. If...
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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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...
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The Quilting Connection....a Teaching Unit on Slavery, the Underground Railroad And Quilting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the Internet, read designated books and selection, participate in discussions and write short reports while completing this series of lessons about slavery and the Underground Railroad. As a final project, they design a...
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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 Underground Railroad

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers write about the impact of the Underground Railroad. They examine primary documents as they conduct independent research to explore the role of the Underground Railroad during the fight for abolition. They compose essays...
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The Underground Railroad as an Act of Civil Disobedience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write an essay from rough draft to final copy about the Underground Railroad. Civil disobedience is researched from a variety of sources. There is a prewriting exercise that is included in the lesson. The whole writing process...
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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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Drawing Conclusions - Is This a Map of the Underground Railroad?

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students complete activities to study potential maps of the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad lesson, students watch a video about map collector Anne Zorela's Underground Railroad map. Students complete a graphic...
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Underground Railroad: On to Freedom

For Students K - 3rd
The Underground Railroad is the focus of a coloring worksheet, which provides background information about the volunteers who aided escaping slaves.
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The Life of Harriet Tubman

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
A well-designed lesson plan 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...
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Building a Memorial to the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Underground Railroad lesson, students examine the attributes and function of the Underground Railroad in order to...
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Literature for Lesson 2 - The UnderGround Railroad

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine the use of the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad lesson, students determine the meaning of the word slavery. They study the Underground Railroad through the use of literature and Internet websites. They...
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Underground Railroad and Slaver

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students review the topic of slavery in the 1860's and how it was a key issue during the Civil War. They discuss significant people involved with slavery including Harriet Tubman and the challenges they faced. They read various texts...
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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine Harriet Tubman's contribution to the Underground Railroad. They read and discuss an excerpt from the book "The Tamarack Tree," listen to the CD for the book "Follow the Drinking Gourd," and write a journal response from...
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Underground Railroad- People Get Ready...There's a Train a Comin'

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students learn about the Underground Railroad. In this Civil War and slavery lesson, students discuss how successful slaves would be moving around at night, learn the secret vocabulary used for escape routes and review background about...
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A Trip on the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the role of women and the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad lesson plan, 3rd graders research and discuss viewpoints on helping runaway slaves. Students discuss famous persons such as Harriet...
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Landmarks of the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the impact of the Underground Railroad. In this slavery lesson, 9th graders read about the Shadrach Minkins case and discuss the details of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Students consider how the Underground...
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Get On Board: Underground Railroad

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research the Underground Railroad. In this Civil Freedoms lesson, 8th graders view a documentary, research a historical person, and write a position paper. This is an 5 day lesson which includes differentiated instruction,...
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Underground Railroad

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students navigate the Scholastic Underground Railroad site and listen to journey of the Underground railroad.  In this Underground Railroad lesson, students use maps and compare and contrast the differences between the North and South...

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