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UNDERGROUND RAILROADExperience the Underground Railroad through the eyes of "passengers" and "conductors"


A Simulated Journey from Slavery to Freedom

Students experience the Underground Railroad through the eyes of "passengers," "conductors," patrols, and bounty hunters as they simulate an escape across school grounds. Working in groups, students learn about railroad protocol, stories of escape, major routes, railroad agents and friends, and the consequences of detection. The teacher's guide provides complete directions and reproducible handouts that include procedures, readings, a glossary, rubrics, and other handouts. The student guide contains summary questions and a debriefing essay prompt. Grades 4–8. Time: 3–5 class periods. Interact.

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Common Core correlations, Grades 4–6

Common Core correlations, Grades 7–8Interact1 82392 62831

QuantityOrder CodeISBNMedia/ContentPrice
INT121-WBSSS 9781573363556 Simulation $49.95
INT121SG-WBSSS 9781560043973 35 printed student guides (optional) $34.95
INT121E-WBSSS Downloadable E-book (8.6 MB) $49.95

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