African Americans still had a long way to go for equal rights after the Civil War ended. This PDF gives insight to the many struggles of African Americans fighting for basic rights into the 20th century.
The “Abolitionists” lesson plan is designed for grades 5-8. This lesson plan takes a comprehensive look at the UGRR. Students will learn about abolitionists and their role in the UGRR. Students will learn the differences of the experiences of enslaved and free blacks lives during this time. Core Democratic Values are also explored in this lesson plan.
“Fredrick Douglas and the North Star" lesson plans is designed for grades 6-8. This lesson plan gives students the opportunity to be North Star reporters. Students are given research assignments to learn about people in the UGRR with mock interviews. Students also read and study the life of Fredrick Douglass.
"Images of the UGRR" lesson plan is designed for grades 5-8. This lesson explores the visual images produced by artists to depict the Underground Railroad. Art works by period artists such as Thomas Nast and Henry Louis Stephens are features in the lesson. Students are introduced to a humanities/ Art History approach to learning about the UGRR. Library of Congress pictures are used in this lesson with guides on Narrative Image writing.
“Voices of the UGRR” lesson plan is designed for grades 6-8. This lesson plan introduces four literature narratives and memoirs from the UGRR (Clarissa Davis, Rev J.W. Lougen, Charles A. Garlick, and Levi Coffin). Students will have the opportunity to analyze the narratives and explore the backgrounds of the authors. Students will gain a greater understanding of the UGRR.
This is the female character script for the My Family's UGRR Journey video and lesson plan. The character featured in this script is named Sarah. While waiting for a train, she tells the story of her family on the Underground Railroad.
This lesson plan is designed to inform and instruct Kindergarden through 3rd grade age students on the system of slavery in the United States and the Underground Railroad using content from the Children's Discovery Room.
This is the male character script for the My Family's UGRR Journey video and lesson plan. The character featured in this script is named Peter. While waiting for a train, he tells the story of his family on the Underground Railroad.
This Underground Railroad animation should be used when teaching the My Family UGRR Journey lesson plan for Kindergarden through 3rd grade aged students. This video should be used along with either the male or female character scripts.