What Was The Underground Railroad?


Description       Timelines and Maps       People        Books        Teacher Resources

         The Underground Railroad from The National Geographic Society
              http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/j1.html

        History Net - http://www.historynet.com/underground-railroad

        PBS - Judgment Day - The Underground Railroad

                    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/narrative.html
                    Teacher's Guide for PBS Judgment Day

                    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/tguide/4index.html

        The Underground Railroad -
              http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/lincolns-underground-railroad/

        The Underground Railroad from the National Park Service

              http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/

              Historic Context from the National Park Service

                   http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/ugrr/exuggr2.htm

              Our Shared History - African American Heritage
                   http://www.cr.nps.gov/aahistory/ugrr/ugrr.htm

        The Underground Railroad from the History Channel
              http://www.history.com/topics/underground-railroad

        Eastern Illinois University - http://eiu.edu/eiutps/underground_railroad.php

         National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
              http://freedomcenter.org/enabling-freedom/history
            Timeline - http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/multimedia/interactive/the-underground-railroad-timeline/?ar_a=1
                   Places - http://freedomcenter.org/history/road-freedom
            People - http://freedomcenter.org/enabling-freedom/heroes

         Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad by a second grade class
              http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/tubman/tubman.html

         PBS - The Time of the Lincolns - The Underground Railroad
              http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lincolns/slavery/es_underground.html

        Maryland and the Pathways to Freedom
              http://pathways.thinkport.org/flash_home.cfm


     Maps:

     Map of Underground Railroad sites in the United States   List of sites
           Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_Railroad
        National Geographic - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/map.html


          Interactive Map - http://eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g5s_u6/index.html

       Underground Railroad in New York
          http://www.nyhistory.com/ugrr/
          
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/ugrrMAPS.html


People:

  John Brown
    http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/john-brown-abolitionist-who-sacrificed-his-life
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1550.html
    http://www.history.com/topics/john-brown
    http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/jbrown/

  Levi and Catherine Coffin
- http://www.waynet.org/levicoffin/default.htm
    http://www.nationalcenter.org/UndergroundRailroad.html

  Frederick Douglass - Autobiography

   http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1539.html
   http://www.frederickdouglass.org/douglass_bio.html
   http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/exhibits/douglass_exhibit/douglass.html
 
  The Rev. Thomas Paul from NH -
   http://www.blackpast.org/aah/paul-thomas-1773-1831
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Paul
 
 
Dred Scott - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2932.html

      http://www.biography.com/people/dred-scott-9477240
    http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/dredscottlife.htm

      http://www.historynet.com/dred-scott
  
  William Still
- http://www.pbs.org/wned/underground-railroad/
    http://stillfamily.library.temple.edu/historical-perspective/william-still-significance
    http://stillfamily.library.temple.edu/timeline/william-still

  
Harriet Tubman - http://www.harriettubmanbiography.com/
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html
    http://www.nyhistory.com/harriettubman/life.htm
    http://www2.edc.org/WomensEquity/women/tubman.htm
   

      http://womenshistory.about.com/od/harriettubman/a/tubman_moses.htm

  Women of the Underground Railroad
     http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/the-underground-railroad-and-the-first-womens-rights-convention.htm
     http://www.ohiohistoryhost.org/ohiomemory/archives/1019

  
Abolition Quilts and the Underground Railroad
     
http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/abolitionist.htm


Books for Kids:

        Book List for children 4-8  http://pathways.thinkport.org/parents/books.cfm
     Book List for children 9-12 
http://pathways.thinkport.org/parents/books2.cfm 
     Book List for Young Adults
http://pathways.thinkport.org/parents/books3.cfm
       

Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass. New York: Holiday House, 1993.

Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman. New York: Holiday House, 1993.

Ayres, Katherine. North By Night: A Story of the Underground Railroad.

Beatty, Patricia. Jayhawker. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1991.

Bial, Raymond. The Underground Railroad. 1999.

Buckmaster, Henrietta. Flight to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad.

Davis, Ossie. Escape to Freedom: A Play about Young Frederick Douglass.

Edwards, Pamela Duncan. Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad. HarperCollins, 1997.

Hamilton, Virginia. Many Thousand Gone: African-Americans from Slavery to Freedom. New York:
                Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.

Hamilton, Virginia. Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave.  
                New York: A.A. Knopf, 1988.

Hopkinson, Deborah. Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.

Hopkinson, Deborah. Under the Quilt of Night. New York: Atheneum,

Lasky, Katherine. True North: A Novel of the Underground Railroad. Blue Sky Press, 1996.

Levine, Ellen. If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad.

McGovern, Ann. 'Wanted Dead or Alive': the True Story of Harriet Tubman.

Monfredo, Miriam Grace. North Star Conspiracy. New York: Berkley Publishing, 1995.

Munjo, F.N.  The Drinking Gourd. NY: HarperCollins, 1993

Petry, Ann. Harriet Tubman, Conductor on the Underground Railroad. 1996

Rappaport, Doreen. Escape From Slavery: Five Journeys to Freedom.

Ringgold, Faith. Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky. New York:
             Crown Publishers, 1992.

Russell, Sharman Apt. Frederick Douglass. New York, Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.

Sterling, Dorothy. Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman. Scholastic, 1987.

Taylor, Marian. Harriet Tubman. New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1991.

Tobin, Jacqueline. Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad.
              New York:Doubleday, 1999.

Winter, Jeannette. Follow the Drinking Gourd. New York:: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.

Wisehart, Randall. A Winding Road to Freedom. Friends United Press

Wright, Courtni Crump. Journey to Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railroad.  
          New York: Holiday House, 1994.


Lessons and Units for Teachers:

          Lesson Plan about Underground Railroad
             http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-4166.html

          Lesson Plan about Underground Railroad
             http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/lessons/UndergroundRailroad.shtml

          PBS Teacher's Guide to accompany the PBS site above
             http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/tguide/4index.html

          Study Guides and information from the History Channel
              http://www.historychannel.com/classroom/admin/study_guide/archives/thc_guide.0296.html

              http://www.history.com/images/media/pdf/slave_resisters.pdf

          National Park Service - Underground Railroad - Special Resource Study
            http://www.nps.gov/undergroundrr/contents.htm

            http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/underground/srs.pdf

          NEA Lesson Plans - http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/50644.htm

                    Lesson Plans from Mr. Donn - http://americanhistory.mrdonn.org/undergroundrailroad.html

          Harriet Tubman mini unit - Gr. 4-5
      
     http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/TLresources/units/Byrnes-famous/tubman.html

               Travel on the Underground Railroad - and other lessons
           http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/shows/list/underground-railroad/classroom/travel-underground-railroad/
           http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/shows/list/underground-railroad/classroom/

            Resources about the Underground Railroad for Teachers
           http://www.beavton.k12.or.us/greenway/leahy/ugrr/resource.htm

          Quilts of the Underground Railroad
           
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/TLresources/units/Byrnes-S2000/TaraTimothy/slavequilt.htm

         
Educator's Guide to Follow the Drinking Gourd
           
http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/planetarium/ftdg1.htm


 


The midi for this page comes from Barry Taylor - http://www.contemplator.com/america/gourd.html
Graphic from http://www.yorku.ca/nhp/seminars/Images/harriet.jpg
 
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