Underground Railroad


This program helps students understand how the Underground Railroad really operated. Between 1830 and 1865, fugitive slaves followed a network of safe routes and houses north to the free states. With the help of people like Harriet Tubman, many slaves escaped to freedom. Students will learn why the Underground Railroad was organized and who was involved in helping it move forward.

This program has been designed as a teacher resource for leading classroom discussions on curriculum topics including:

  • Harriet Tubman
  • Human Rights
  • Slave Trade
  • Slavery
  • The South
  • Treatment of Slaves

Subscribers have access to these additional resources for “Underground Railroad”:

 Printable document of the story
 Printable document with all popups (pictures and text) 
 Literacy strategies document
 Teacher Guide for implementing in the classroom 
 Lesson plans contributed by teachers 
 Student activities (printable version)