Our Underground Railroad lesson plan introduces students to the Underground Railroad, used to help slaves escape from the South to freedom. Most students may not know about the Underground Railroad, but they have heard of the Civil War and slavery. During this lesson, students are asked to match given information to the correct person or term. Students are also asked to tell the significance of given numbers as it relates to slavery or the Underground Railroad, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define and describe the Underground Railroad and how it aided African-American slaves in their journey to freedom from the South to the North.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6.4