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Five Free Underground Railroad Resources

Lesson Plans, Interactive Maps, Timelines and Biographies

Found In: Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

  1. Interactive Map: The Underground Railroad (Grades K-5)
    This map has an interactive legend that lets students highlight free states, slave states and territories as of 1860 and escape routes to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
  2. Aboard the Underground Railroad (Grades K-12)
    This National Park Service website provides a map showing escape routes used by freedom seekers with links to states and historic sites.
  3. Lesson Plans: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    Lesson plans aligned with state and content standards for grades K-12.
  4. The Underground Railroad: Everything You Need
    Teacher guides, units, lessons, writing activities, interactives, and book resources for grades K-12.

  1. Underground Railroad: The William Still Story (Grades 6-8)
    William Still was an important yet not widely acknowledged figure in the Underground Railroad. The companion website features essays and five lesson plans. The film (55:15) premiers on TV on 06 February 2012 but can be seen online beginning 07 February.




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