Five Free Underground Railroad Resources
Lesson Plans, Interactive Maps, Timelines and Biographies
- 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.
- 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.
- Lesson Plans: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Lesson plans aligned with state and content standards for grades K-12.
The Underground Railroad: Everything You Need
Teacher guides, units, lessons, writing activities, interactives, and book resources for grades K-12.
- 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.