Grade Range: K-4Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Lessons & ActivitiesDate Posted: 6/10/2008
Students will learn about slavery, slave life and the Underground Railroad in this OurStory module. OurStory is a series of modules designed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from the Museum's vast collections, quality children's literature, and engaging hands-on activities. Ideal for afterschool use, OurStory resources allow students to think critically, to be creative, and to achieve academic standards both in and out of the classroom.
Interdisciplinary, Multiple activities, Museum education, Thematic approach
Lessons & Activities
In the 15th century, decades before they sailed into the Caribbean, Spanish merchants, captains, ...
Proclamation, culture, abolitionists, railroad, plantation, life, abolition, Slaves, emancipation, slavery, slave, emancipation
The story of a group of slaves' escape on the underground railroad by following directions from t...
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