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The Underground Railroad for kids : from slavery to freedom with 21 activities

by Carson, Mary Kay.

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Provides twenty-one activities that kids can do to learn about the Underground Railroad. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • A narrow escape and a secret network
  • Passengers : fleeing a life of bondage
  • Print adinkra cloth
  • Homemade hoecakes
  • Story-telling griots
  • Rubber band banjo
  • Ticket agents and railroad operators : fighting for abolition and aiding runaways
  • Silver Seminole gorgets
  • Create an antislavery handbill
  • Write and decode underground railroad messages
  • Singing to freedom
  • Conductors : transporting illegal cargo
  • Candle in a cup
  • Pack up and go
  • Visit an underground railroad station
  • Navigate by the North Star
  • Follow the drinking gourd
  • Stationmasters : hiding passengers from slave catchers
  • Get lost in disguise
  • Design a hiding place
  • Shake on it
  • Make a paper quilt block
  • Light a lantern
  • Brakemen : making a life in freedom
  • Canada today
  • End of the line : war, emancipation, and equality
  • Civil War in your state
  • Wartime wrappings
  • Juneteenth.