The Underground Railroad:Webquest
This lesson was developed as a way to engage upper elementary students directly in learning about the Underground Railroad. It was designed to help them create their own learning experience.
The Underground Railroad contributed significantly to creating the United States as we know it today. It is important that we, as a society, understand the variety of persons and events involved in its creation, maintenance, use and success. There is no better example of the power that teamwork can achieve.
The TASKStudents will be divided into groups of 3 - 4 students
Each group will choose a role or combination of roles from the following list:
Bulletin Board (Teacher Created) with
Resource Station in close proximity to the Bulletin Board
Use the following sites for your research
EVALUATIONYour final grade will depend upon the following criteria:
You will receive two grades, a group and an individual grade.
Freedom in the U.S. for all people regardless of race was not without much bloodshed in the Civil War. It took another hundred years to push equality of rights forward in the civil rights movement. There is more left to do.